Reshma Saujani’s campaign for public advocate is getting a boost from Silicon Valley, with contributions from some of high-tech’s biggest names.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is among the contributors who will appear in filings the campaign expects to file today with the city’s Campaign Finance Board. Grammy-award winner John Legend also chipped in.
Our own Nitasha Tiku has the definitive take this morning on why Cornell was chosen over Stanford to build a new high-tech engineering campus here, but this morning a handful of lawmakers gathered in Brooklyn to push to keep the competition open.
The group would like to see an NYU and Polytech campus for applied sciences open in the borough, at 370 Jay Street, currently the site of a long empty MTA headquarters.
“By pursuing NYU-Poly’s proposal, the City can bring a world-class applied sciences institute to Brooklyn and Brooklyn’s incredible talent and vibrant tech scene to the world,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “A Center for Urban Science and Progress at 370 Jay presents a long-awaited opportunity to finally put the nearly-abandoned building to use, allowing Downtown Brooklyn to continue to grow and thrive.”