Entries tagged with: NY1
by Bill Pearis
NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan's popular Trivia Challenge series at The Bell House happens next Wednesday (3/20) with a special "'90s Vs. '00s" edition. Tickets are still available but you might want to act soon -- these always sell out.
In related, disconcerting news, it looks like NY1's parent corporation, Time Warner Cable, is may be doing some sprucing up to the beloved all-NYC news channel, including new theme music, and changing its name to TWC News. Why would they do this? The Daily News reports:
"Our news outlets have grown tremendously in recent years," Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Amy Summers said in a prepared statement. "Our research shows that people who watch our stations, such as NY1, are loyal viewers, yet most people don't understand their connection to Time Warner Cable. It is for these two reasons that we're embarking upon a rebranding project that will take the better part of a year."Not sure why they would want to change something NYers love to something associated with a service that is generally loathed (at least by Patrick Stewart) but that's marketing departments for ya.
A Time Warner source said company brass believes customers do not realize that when they ditch the cable company for Verizon or satellite providers they are also ditching the news channel.
Sources said that NY1 chief Steve Paulus tried to convince company brass to keep the station's 20-year-old moniker intact, but ultimately agreed that there were "broader corporate branding goals" at stake.
photos by Brian Russ
As Lola Star, who designed that "Coney Island Forever" graphic you see above points out, volunteers are still needed in Sandy-devastated Coney Island (maybe you're there today?). If you're working this week, you can head there this weekend:
Help Coney Island -- VOLUNTEERAlteratively, you can sign up now to help clean up Coney Island on Saturday.
SAT NOV 10TH & SUNDAY NOV 11TH 9AM - 5PM
Meet on the Boardwalk & STILLWELL AVE
at TOMS RESTAURANT [which is back open]
Wear warm clothes! Wear sturdy footwear or boots, and bring work gloves!
Bring your own flashlight (with extra batteries), a backpack, and snacks/water for yourself for the day.
Donation requests to help with Saturday's work:
-- Power strips
-- Extra flashlights
-- Outdoor brooms
Please note that bathroom access on site will be very limited.
No RSVP required
You can refer to MTA.info for latest transit updates. Carpooling and biking are encouraged.
Please forward this to all of your networks.
Organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Community Board 13, Astella Development Corporation, and the Coney Island Development Corporation, & The Coney Island Dancers.
Meanwhile bring your donations of nonperishable goods, individually wrapped sandwiches, toilet paper, baby formula, diapers, blankets, outerwear and baby clothes to Coney Island's FEMA station which is now located at The Shrine Church of Our Lady Of Solace at 2866 West 17th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11224.
We previously posted a set of pictures taken in Coney Island right after the hurricane. Here's another set of pics by Brian Russ (who is in Brooklyn band backwords who are streaming their most recent album and playing Glasslands 1/18 with Gringo Star and Radical Dads). More below...
Demtetri Martin has added a third show at NYU which is on sale now. It doesn't appear to also be a taping (just a rehearsal), and happens towards the end of his tour and three days before his other two NYC shows which are tapings.
Meanwhile, you have ONLY THREE MORE CHANCES to see Daniel Kitson at St. Ann's.
Watch "Shit Pat Kiernan says" below...
"Five people who were arrested at an album release party at a Lower East Side bar said Thursday they were released on their own recognizance because the police were the real aggressors.LES club Tammany Hall (where the Annex used to be) hasn't even been open a year and already made the mainstream news. Watch NY1's recent report on the situation at NY1's site. Watch video interviews with Pete Rock from outside the gathering at New York Criminal Court yesterday (6/30), below...
Police say they were called by club security at Tammany Hall bar early Wednesday to help with overcrowding and a fight between party-goers outside. Soon after they arrived, the rumble turned into a battle with the law.
Four of the defendants -- 27-year-old Gabriel Diaz, 24-year-old Jade Everette, 35-year-old Lewis Pena and 21-year-old Cynthia Rosa -- are facing felony assault charges. A fifth defendant, 32-year-old Jessy Ayala, is facing a misdemeanor charge.
Kenneth Montgomery, the lawyer representing all five people who have been charged, said the Internal Affairs Division of the New York City Police Department is looking into what happened and investigators interviewed his clients in the hospital." [NY1]