New York University is set to host far-left political activist Linda Sarsour next week, despite widespread concern, as well as the activist’s continued embroilment in scandals involving antisemitism. Linda Sarsour, who was recently asked to step down from her position with the Women’s March for perpetuating antisemitism and continuing ties with anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is set to speak at New York University (NYU) next week.The event, scheduled for March 25, is sponsored by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and co-sponsored by the school’s Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, Islamic Center, and Students for Justice in Palestine, among several other groups. “Best known for her intersectional coalition work and building bridges across racial, ethnic, and faith communities, Sarsour has been at the forefront of major social justice campaigns,” reads the event description, devoid of any … [Read more...] about New York University to Host Linda Sarsour Amid Antisemitism Scandals
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave to Amazon Supported by The city and state sent loads of data to Amazon during its search for a new headquarters, offering a peek into the valuable information the company collected during the process. ByKaren Weise Dec. 12, 2018 An avocado at Whole Foods costs $1.25. Columbia University handed out 724 graduate degrees in computer science over the past three years. And 10 potential land parcels in Long Island City are zoned M1-4, for light manufacturing. New York provided all of these data points, and thousands more, to Amazon as part of its successful bid to woo the tech giant to town. On Monday, New York City posted online the 253-page proposal it submitted, along with New York State, to Amazon in March. The city … [Read more...] about High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave to Amazon
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon) Supported by Office space in New York City 6 million square feet Google 5 million 4 Amazon’s planned expansion over the next 10 years 2 Amazon 1.4 million Facebook 700,000 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 Office space in New York City Google 5 million 5 million square feet 4 Amazon’s planned expansion over the next 10 years 3 2 Amazon 1.4 million 1 Facebook 700,000 2010 2015 2020 BySteve Lohr Nov. 14, 2018 In 2003, Craig Nevill-Manning, a computer scientist at Google, wanted to set up an engineering outpost in New York. Google’s top leaders were skeptical, but they told him that he could go ahead if he could find 15 “Google-worthy” … [Read more...] about New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon)
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Supported by ByMichael Kimmelman Nov. 12, 2018 The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. So with reports of Amazon’s plan to split HQ2, its second headquarters, between Crystal City, a part of Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, and Long Island City, in Queens, what are we to make of tech’s steady migration to marquee cities? Amazon is hardly alone, after all. Google and Facebook already have headquarters here (established, not incidentally, without state subsidies). Google intends to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?
Joseph Pisani and David Klepper Associated Press Published 3:56 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 New York – After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects. Virginia officials and some state lawmakers were recently briefed by the head of the state’s economic development office that Amazon was considering splitting up its second headquarters, according to a person familiar with the matter. Officials in Virginia believe there’s a strong likelihood Amazon will pick Crystal City in northern Virginia as one of its sites, but the company has not said anything definitive, according to the person, who was not authorized to speak on the record. “They’re a real secretive company,” the person said. One of the other areas the online retail giant is considering is New York’s Long Island City, … [Read more...] about Amazon considers New York, Virginia amid reports of HQ split