Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

January 2008

Um, are you sure you don’t mean geek?

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
"You really are a nerd." he said. I looked at him quizzically. "No, I mean you know your stuff." he quickly corrected, catching the look in my eye. "In a nerdy way?" I asked. "Yes, right. Exactly." "Um, are you sure you don’t mean geek?" It's such an obvious distinction. So it never fails to amaze me when people completely miss it.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Announces 2008 Community Media Grantees!

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
For Immediate Release
January 18th, 2008

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Announces

2008 Community Media Grantees


MNN Celebrates 15 Years of Grant Program –

Supporting over 100 cultural, media arts, and community non-profit organizations

Contact: Betty Yu, Community Outreach & Media Department
Phone: 212.757.2670 ext. 346

NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 18th) -- Now celebrating its 15th anniversary of grantmaking, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is pleased to announce that 20 community-based groups will receive $170,000 and hands-on training to support the production of public access television programming.

MNN’s Annual Grant Program enables organizations to increase and expand their media capacity by integrating media-making tools into their organization’s mission while also reaching out to a broader constituency. It also provides hundreds of hours of programming for the channels that reflects the borough’s diversity.

In 2008, twenty organizations representing...

El Museo Del Barrio Opening: ARTE no es VIDA January 31, 2008

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

El Museo's Opening: ARTE no es VIDA: ACTIONS BY ARTISTS OF
THE AMERICAS 1960-2000

The new exhibition Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas
1960-2000, opens on Thursday, January 31, 6.30 ­ 10.00 PM.

We are presenting three
performances: Yes, No, Maybe (2008), Raphael Montañez Ortiz assisted by
Monique Arndt-Ortiz; Lecture Series: 1 ­ On Documentation, (2004-05) Tania
Bruguera; Xifópagas capilares entre nos, (2008) Tunga.

Come early enjoy the theatre presentation and then join us for drinks and
music by DJ EMMA SOUND and DJ DUBTA.

Your El Museo¹s Public Programs Peeps!!!!

Exhibition Description
Arte no es vida is a groundbreaking survey that presents, for the first
time ever, the vast array of performative actions created by Latino artists
in the United States, as well as artists working in Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America, over the last
half century. This exhibition is a challenging presentation that provides
privileged glimpses of ephemeral live actions by both well-known and
little-known artists. Using a rich and lively gathering of film, video,...


By Manhattan Neighborhood Network


On Monday, January 14, at 7pm

All MNN Comunity Producers, Friends and Allies

Come and Find Out What's at Stake!

In September 2008, the franchise agreements between the City of New York, NYC Public Access Centers and the cable companies will expire.

What’s at stake in the upcoming deals? What will be the future of local community voices in the NYC media landscape? What about the digital divide, the consolidation of media ownership and the ongoing threats to Internet freedom?

• Gale Brewer, NYC Councilmember, Chair, City Council’s Technology Committee

• Tony Riddle, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media
• Jeff Chester, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
• Dan Coughlin, Executive Director, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

WHERE: Manhattan Neighborhood Network—Open Studio @ 537 West 59th Street, NY...