Science Weekend Puts Downtown on Tech Map

BROOKLYN The World Science Festival came to Brooklyn on Saturday, and Brooklyn embraced it with both extendable, robotic arms.

Thousands of technology fans filled Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech commons, while explorers of the natural sciences took in events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The World Science Festival takes place annually throughout the city, but this is its first major incursion into Brooklyn.

Those with their finger to the wind saw Brooklyn’s participation as part of the borough’s technological renaissance.

“All over Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle, and with the arrival of NYU’s Center for Urban Progress in Science in Downtown Brooklyn, we’re creating technology that will change the world,” said Jerry M. Hultin, President of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), which hosted the event at Downtown’s MetroTech.

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