Hello all, intern Katy is back from the Big Apple!

I gotta say, after visiting the big, bad city, I truly understand the meaning of the phrases "concrete jungle" and "a New York Minute". Manhattan, with the exception of Central Park (which is an adventure, and it's own kind of jungle, all by itself), is all tall (and sometimes very unique) buildings, concrete structures, traffic and pure, overwhelming craziness. Every day we explored the city from morning until night, walking 'til our feet screamed and cramming into the packed subway trains, and yet an entire day felt like just a few hours. At the risk of sounding cliché, it was everything I expected it to be, and so much more.

Despite the great experience I had in the infamous New York City, it definitely made me appreciate Tampa and everything it has to offer. I love the relaxed atmosphere of the Bay Area, and the space between the buildings, and even the heat. New York is definitely a cool place, but it'll never replace Home.

Just as I return from my little jaunt up North, Lindsey will be traveling South tomorrow for the Film Florida’s Annual Meetings and the Film Florida Legend Awards in Miami. This year Film Florida will honor Errol Falcon, William Grefe, Michelle Marx, and Michael McGowan, Sr. (posthumous) as the 2009 Legend Award Recipients at the colony Theatre in Miami Beach. Lindsey is really looking forward to spending the week in Miami and when she returns I'll definitely let you guys know how things went. Maybe we’ll even get the real thing and have her blog about her experiences. ;)

In other news, the Tampa Bay Community Network has launched a new educational, viral video campaign in hopes of educating the community about the importance of the First Amendment and public access television. It’s very well done and we’d like to share it with you here. You Might even catch a glimpse of Lindsey somewhere around the two minute mark.

Until next time, have a great weekend and I'll keep you posted!