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September 2008

The Internet is Serious Business

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

This isn't the first time an alien has visited earth on a fact-finding mission. They've been coming here for hundreds of years, studying our planetary communications systems. The alien is grey with elongated fingers and toes, has an insatiable curiosity, and is the star of the CUP produced film "The Internet is Serious Business" which had it's premiere at Anthology Film Achives tonight.

The Internet is Serious Business
The alien conceit (the alien is totally adorable, btw) takes what could easily be a snooze-fest --an examination of Internet access, the "digital divide" and technology governance issues-- and whips them into an entertaining and informative mix that is truly all ages. Claymation Internet packets and clever youthisms will keep kids' attention while the subject matter at hand with it's related, thorny questions of who 'controls' the internet provides food for thought for adults and geeks.

"The Internet is Serious Business" (which takes it's title, not-surprisingly, from a popular Internet meme catch...

High Def Expo is Def

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

I'm at the HD Expo today. It's the first time it's been held in New York (it will also be repeated in LA next month<>) and is happening at the Waterfront, which you seasoned NYers may remember from it's halcyon days as The Tunnel, and scene of more than a few filmings. Whenever a TV show (or film) needed to have a scene in a club, they invariable filmed it in The Tunnel.

So it's oddly appropriate to have all the HD cameras set up all over, not to mention having the likes of John Gilroy, (ACE "Michael Clayton") and Steve Wax here to discuss branded entertainment and viral campaigns such as for True Blood, the latter in the session on "A Conversation About Revolution and What’s Next: Telling Stories, Branding and Community In A State of Change"


The sessions I'm mainly interested in are the ones on Building a Content Delivery Network for Internet TV, which is ultimately what the Open Media Project is aiming at, as well as the CS4 preview, a 2 hour intensive that proved Adobe's latest release isnt' nearly as bad as its new logo might lead you to believe. There was also an exciting session dedicated to Sports Networks; since I see a...

Autumn Cinema

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Autumn Cinema

NYC Landmarks East Harlem Firehouse

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Napoleon LeBrun & Sons’ Fire Engine Company No. 53, a Symbol of New York City’s Growth in the Late 19th Century, Is Cited for Its Handsome Design, Materials and Details

 
Historic Harlem FirehouseThe New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission this week voted unanimously to give landmark status to Fire Engine Company No. 53, a four-story Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival-style building in East Harlem that was one of 42 firehouses and related structures designed for the City’s Fire Department by the prominent architecture firm Napoleon LeBrun & Sons between 1879 and 1895.

See the Landmarks Preservation Commission press release

“This engine company was among the first of the handsome and highly functional buildings designed by LeBrun & Sons that set the standard for firehouse construction in New York City,” said Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney. “The building’s marvelous details and design remain intact, and recall the days when horses, and later fire trucks...

This is a test story

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
This is to confirm that Dan can create stories

NYC Commission Landmarks East Harlem Firehouse

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Napoleon LeBrun & Sons’ Fire Engine Company No. 53, a Symbol of New York City’s Growth in the Late 19th Century, Is Cited for Its Handsome Design, Materials and Details
 
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission today voted unanimously to give landmark status to Fire Engine Company No. 53, a four-story Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival-style building in East Harlem that was one of 42 firehouses and related structures designed for the City’s Fire Department by the prominent architecture firm Napoleon LeBrun & Sons between 1879 and 1895.

“This engine company was among the first of the handsome and highly functional buildings designed by LeBrun & Sons that set the standard for firehouse construction in New York City,” said Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney. “The building’s marvelous details and design remain intact, and recall the days when horses, and later fire trucks, charged out of the main entrance to save lives and properties.”

Located at 175 E. 104th St., Fire Engine Company No. 53 was constructed between 1883 and 1884, and covered the area bounded by Fifth and First avenues and 96th and 116th streets. The fire company moved into...