The much anticipated ribbon-cutting for the Graduate Hotel at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island delighted a small crowd on the campus, today.
The Graduate Hotel is the first ever for Roosevelt Island. Attending were New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright (in red jacket); behind her Cornell Tech Dean and Vice Provost Greg Morrissett; RIOC President/CEO Shelton J. Haynes (in blue suit); Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (holding ribbon); General Manager Bill Cutillo (holding scissors) and City Councilman and Manhattan Borough President candidate Ben Kallos.
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