Bloomberg Wants New Science School for NYC

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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Bloomberg Wants New Science School for NYC

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"We are Americans, each with an equal right to worship and pray where we choose." New York City Mayor Bloomberg weighed in on the highly charged debate over plans to build an Islamic Center near Ground Zero.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is trying to attract a new school for engineering and applied sciences to New York City.      

The city said Thursday it wants the academic world to submit ideas for a partnership with the city to create a new applied science campus.      

The Bloomberg administration wants to develop more opportunities for applied sciences in New York.

The city plans to help fund the project and could also provide land for the new campus.      

Possible areas include Roosevelt Island, Governors Island, Staten Island and the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Sunset Park.      

Deputy Mayor Robert Steel said New York is strong in applied sciences and engineering, but doesn't dominate.

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