E-waste Recycling Day – Sep 12 2009

recycleThe Ecology Center and Tekserve are partnering to recycle electronic waste (“e-waste”) from New York City residents. Bring your unwanted or broken electronics to the collection event in front of Tekserve to have them recycled responsibly. A list of acceptable materials can be found here. They do not accept home appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators or any electronics from businesses.

When: September 12, 2009 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Tekserve, 119 West 23rd St New York, NY 10011

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Video of NYC BTOP meeting

With the deadline for applications for the first round of grants from the $7.2bn set aside for broadband adoption projects in President Obama’s stimulus plan rapidly approaching (Aug14), members of many of NYC communities met to discuss how best to achieve results. Representatives of the City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) poured cold water on many aspirations stating that most, if not all, the cash would go to rural projects. Despite this many declared it their intention to apply.

Audio & Video below. A listserv has been set up for further conversation. Twitter: #nycbtop
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New York City Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Meeting

Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program Council Member Gale A. Brewer invites all members of the New York City technology community to discuss the recently released Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding that has been made available through the federal stimulus package which passed in February 2009. The purpose of this event is to help galvanize interested applicants around common goals. Please distribute this invitation widely and invite all pertinent stakeholders to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 6-8 PM
Where: DCTV’s Third Floor Conference Room
87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 (@ White St) (map)

Contact Kunal Malhotra [] or Sam Wong [] at (212) 788-6975 if you have any questions and suggestions.

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NTIA call for reviewers of Broadband Stimulus Fund Applications

NTIAJuly 10, 2009
Call for Reviewers
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Help America Advance its National Objective of Broadband Access for All

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce is soliciting experts to evaluate grant proposals for the $4.7 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), an important part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

New Leadership for OneWebDay

mitch kapor May 26 2009: Mitch Kapor writes:

I’m excited to let everyone know I’ve taken on a new responsibility as Board Chair of OneWebDay. OneWebDay is an annual, global event which is celebrated every September 22. Much like Earth Day, which inspired it, OneWebDay provides an opportunity for communities to celebrate the power of Web for positive change, to take action to protect what is precious about it, and to educate the public and policymakers on how the Web works.

The major news I have to report is that OneWebDay has new institutional support, new leadership and a new theme for 2009.
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NY State Senate launches website

NY State May 7 2009: The New York State Senate today launched a new website at The media-rich site includes a live video feed (provided via the free service Mogulus). The site has a blog and an RSS feed. The Senate also has its own YouTube channel, Facebook page, and twitter account. Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith’s introduction to the site is below:
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Richard Stallman on Copyright vs. Community – Cardozo today!

Richard StallmanToday: Tuesday, March 31st, Richard Stallman, the founder of the free software movement, will speak about the legitimate purpose of copyright in the context of modern technology and current legal trends. The event is open to all, so tell friends and associates and we will fill the auditorium. No RSVP is necessary.

When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31s
Where: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Moot Court Room (1st Floor)
55 Fifth Avenue (near 12th Street),

A reception with food and drinks will follow at 8:00 p.m.
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Are Your Children Safe from Internet Dangers? – 3/26 – PS.199

state_of_ny_attorney_generalOn Thursday, March 26 Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Council Member Gale A. Brewer Present: Are Your Children Safe from Internet Dangers? Learn How to Protect Your Kids from Sexual Predators and CyberCrimes, presented by: Investigator Ken Morgan

This presentation – Your Child’s D.I.G.I.T.A.L Life – will help you:
* Understand and supervise your children’s online life.
* Protect your children from online dangers – cyberbullying, identity theft, pornography and sexual predators.
* Prevent your children from becoming victims in real life.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Public School 199, 270 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023.
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