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Sunday On "Represent NYC": The New .NYC Domain Names Program

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

October marks the official launch of a new campaign by the City of New York to make available .nyc web domains to local residents, organizations and businesses. On the next "Represent NYC," Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who was instrumental in the development of this program, talks to three people involved with service. Joining her are Ana Guzman, Business Development manager at Neustar, which handles registry operations and marketing for .nyc, and two members of the .nyc founders program: Betsy Bober Polivy, proprietor of, and Ken Biberaj, family owner of The Russian Tea Room.

The .nyc program is set to launch publicly on October 8, though a "land rush" phase that began in August has allowed certain city residents and organizations with New York mailing addresses to reserve domain names in advance. These "founders"-- including NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray...

Update: Livestream Feeds are Working

News and Views By Linda Romano

As of now, MNN's four channels are streaming live on

Thank you for your patience!

Posted at 10:30, 9/29

As of this morning, all four of MNN's webstreams are currently down.

As per Livestream:
"Investigating - We are currently experiencing an outage on the New Livestream platform. The outage is related to a planned maintenance procedure which was not expected to create disruption. We will provide updates here as soon as there is more information."
We will continue to monitor this situation and will update you as we get more information.
Thank you for your patience as we work with Livestream to resolve the issue.


Check Out MNN’s Impressive Roster of Offerings This Fall!

News and Views By Linda Romano

As the biggest community media organization in the country, MNN continually strives to ensure that Manhattan residents have access to the communication tools and skills we all need to have our voices heard in the digital age.

After a complete HD overhaul of our technical equipment in 2013, we’ve significantly increased our course offerings this fall to provide even more access to our state-of-the-art facilities and to meet the growing demand for digital-media education in the Manhattan community. MNN is one of the largest media education centers in New York City and we are pleased to offer 40 courses across both our facilities this fall. Our classes include 14 studio, 12 field (with two sections in Spanish) and 10 editing courses. We are also rolling out a robust Youth Media education and internship program at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse.

We expect more than 450 students to be attending our classes this fall!

Enrollment in MNN’s fall courses is at capacity, but we’re still growing and will continue to expand our offerings to meet this remarkable demand. We have many exciting new classes planned for 2015, so stay tuned!