Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

December 2007

Second Franchise Cable Television Hearing January 22, 2008

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

January 22, 2007
LaGuardia Community College – Main Stage Theater, E-Building
47th Avenue and Van Damn Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
3:00pm-7:00pm

 

In September 2008 MNN will negotiate a franchise agreement between the City Of New York and the companies that provide cable services. This agreement will decide the amount and type of support MNN and the other PEG (Public, Education, & Government) access services in the City will receive over the next 10 to 20 years. How well we will be able to serve you and the Manhattan community in the coming years will be determined by the success of these negotiations.

As MNN prepares to fight for its future, it is vitally important that we have the information we need to be able to negotiate the best agreement possible.

This is a historic opportunity for all of Manhattan’s residents to share their concerns and interests about cable television services in the Borough.

Whether it’s about the digital divide, or the services you receive from the cable companies, your voice is crucial in helping to shape the future of community media, free speech and public access in Manhattan.

Cable TV Franchise Renewal Public Hearings By Borough - Staten Island Thursday, January 24, 2008

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

STATEN ISLAND January 24, 2008
College of Staten Island – Williamson Theatre, Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10314
3pm-7pm

BROOKLYN January 31, 2008
NYC College of Technology – Klitgord Auditorium
Klitgord Auditorium Building
285 Jay Street (at Tillary)
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
3pm-7pm

NEW YORK February 7, 2008
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Richard Harris Terrace – Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. New York, New York 10007
3pm-7pm

 

In September of 2008, the current franchise between Time Warner Cable and the City of New York will expire.

Because cable companies use city-owned property to run their cable lines, they must adhere to City regulations and also give fees and services back to the community. The franchise determines the type of cable services available to the residents of the city,...

Digital Storytelling in East Harlem/El Barrio

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

 

 

 

 

 

December witnessed a premier event at MNN’s East Harlem/El Barrio site, located at 1699 Lexington Avenue. Community-based organizations, including the Center for Immigrant Families, the LGBT Community Center, the New York Solidarity Coalition of Katrina/Rita Survivors, Art for Change, and East Harlem Preservation took part in a Digital Storytelling workshop.

 

A joint project of MNN's Production and Community Outreach & Media departments, the Digital Storytelling Workshop was developed by Devorah Hill along with Jennifer Wager as a tool to enable people who don’t think of themselves as technically inclined. It is a low tech, multi-media, short-term process that gives people a positive hands-on experience.

 

“I enjoy teaching Digital Storytelling because it’s a great way to get the public involved," Jennifer...

City Announces Cable Hearing Schedule

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network


Below is the schedule for all of the City’s upcoming cable renewal hearings. Time Warner and Cablevision have included inserts about the hearings in their December bills.

This is a historic opportunity for all Manhattan residents to share our concerns and interests about cable television services in the Borough. Whether it’s about the digital divide, or the services you receive from the cable companies, your voice is crucial in helping to shape the future of community media, free speech and public access in Manhattan.

 

1) January 17, 2007
Hostos Community College – Repertory Theater
The East Academic Complex Building
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
3:00pm-7:00pm

2) January 22, 2007
LaGuardia Community College – Main Stage Theater, E-Building
47th Avenue and Van Damn Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
3:00pm-7:00pm

3) January 24, 2007
College of Staten Island – Williamson Theatre, Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10314
3:00pm-7:00pm


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Independent Cable Producers Party is this Friday

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Celebrate the holidays with the Association of Cable Access Producers at their annual holiday party this Friday December 14, 2007. Last year over 1000 people attended. This year event is a joint venture with DreamweaverNY.com and the New York Adobe User Group and everyone is welcome. Please bring prepared food and beverage to share with the multitudes attending this New York happening.


where: 241 West 36th Street, New York, NY # 12A

when: Friday Dec. 14, 9:00 PM until 2AM. 4AM?

No need to RSVP. Happy Holidays from MNN.

 

Broadband Committee Public Meeting on Wednesday

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12th, 2007, 1pm - 4pm

WHERE: Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, 120 Claremont Avenue
at 122 Street, New York, NY 10027

Coming on the heels of successful public hearings in the Bronx and
Brooklyn where hundreds of people attended, the New York City Broadband
Advisory Committee will hear from policy experts and Manhattan
residents and business people in a Public Meeting of the Broadband
Advisory Committee in Manhattan.

"New York is the most dynamic city in the world. But when it comes to
the Internet, we're working to catch up to other jurisdictions
," said
Council Member Brewer, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee
on Technology in Government. Brewer sponsored Local Law 126, which
created the NYC Broadband Advisory Committee. "I am excited to work
with the Mayor's Office in making New York a place where you don't have
to pay to go slow. We need affordable high-speed Internet connections
to bring in jobs, help schools, and make the city safer."

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 27% of...