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A tech hub in every borough

The heart of New York’s Silicon Alley won itself another tenant this week, but this one was not Google, Facebook or Amazon. New York landed a deal to construct a 21-story high-rise for what will become the NYC Tech Hub, an imaginative hybrid space — part incubator, part skills training center and part office for technology startups. The approval process was marked by local and vocal community backlash, but the project represents a vision for innovative office space and for this city’s future. While the city’s initiative to expand tech training should be recognized, New York City should take it one step further and begin to develop a comprehensive tech strategy and tech hubs in each of the borough to support skills training.

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