But a larger question looms once the institution for the job is chosen: Where it will stand? The vague answer to that has been circulating for a while now, usually along the lines of city owned property.
Problem is there’s a lot of city-owned land in New York. One specific location, however, is getting the big recommend from local politicians. Roosevelt Islands is a narrow strip of real estate that doesn’t get much mileage until a councilwoman recently declared “We want Roosevelt Island to be Silicon Island.”
Of course that remains to be seen, but for the real estate wars to begin the universities must slug it out first.