Questlove Helps Mayor Bloomberg Launch Made In NY Media Center
Questlove’s ‘fro poked out through the row of city officials at Tuesday’s unveiling of the Made In NY Media Center. The Roots’ musician traded his signature hair pick for a headset that allowed him to cut the ribbon without even touching a pair of scissors.
Opening Oct. 15, the 20,000-square-foot center by IFP will serve as the first government-sponsored incubator focusing on digital media. Along with community space, the center will have desks, classrooms, an art gallery, a screening room, a cafe and workspace for film, television, video, gaming, technology and advertising professionals.
The public will be able to take classes at the center while storytellers, artists and tech entrepreneurs, along with media and corporate sponsors, can apply for membership.
“This will be a vibrant space that will embrace forward-thinking, like-minded artists,” Questlove said.
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