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Cornell's Roosevelt Island Timeline; 'Burg Church Sale Official

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ROOSEVELT ISLAND?As expected, the city officially announced that Cornell and partner Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have been selected to build an applied sciences and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island. A press release from the city has a few more deets: a temporary off-site campus will open next year, and the first phase of the Roosevelt Island campus will be completed no later than 2017. "Productive discussions are ongoing with other respondents" to the competition, including Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, and NYU, "and the possibility of additional science and engineering partnerships in the City is still open." Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, for one, notes in a press release that he's still hoping the NYU-Polytech proposal for 370 Jay Street also gets the city nod. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLIAMSBURG?We mentioned that the St. Vincent De Paul Church on North Sixth Street recently sold, and a press release about the sale offers only the vaguest of hints as to what's coming to the site next. The buyer is a "private investor"?the deal was made by a new investment sales division at residential brokerage MNS?and the property sold for $13.7 million. [CurbedWire Inbox]