PATV seeks to shine spotlight on GN Plaza

Anthony Oreilly

Shirley Bruno, executive director for Public Access Television, on Wednesday told the Great Neck Plaza Board of Trustees that they could soon be ready for their close-ups. 

Bruno said that PATV, which serves all of the Great Neck and Manhasset villages, is looking into using a wireless camera that would allow village board meetings to be filmed and broadcast live on television at a smaller cost than using a camera with wires.  

“Maybe you could be a test group,” she said as part of a presentation of PATV’s future plans at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Bruno said other villages “do not care about” the concept of having their board meetings broadcast, and added that Great Neck Plaza has supported PATV “from the beginning.” 

“From the get go, this village has been supportive of the corporation,” Bruno said. 

She added that many of Great Neck Plaza’s residents and elected officials have worked with PATV in the past, including Deputy Mayor Ted Rosen who currently serves on PATV’s board of directors. 

“I want to thank this village for its cooperation,” Bruno said. 

Great Neck Plaza Mayor Jean Celender said she supported Bruno’s idea to have board meetings broadcast.   

“We’re ready, capable and willing to do it,” Celender said. 

Bruno also said during her presentation that she hoped the board would attend PATV’s 30th anniversary celebration on Oct. 16 at their studio, located at 1111 Marcus Avenue. 

She said that Celender would be honored at the celebration for her “support and involvement” in PATV. 

Bruno also touted several projects that PATV has done in the village, including having filmed four summer concerts over the past few weeks as well as several programs that PATV was working on. Included are an interview series with North Shore veterans and a new TV show called “North Shore News,” a twice-monthly program that gives updates on current events on the North Shore of Nassau County. 

At the end of Bruno’s presentation, Celender said the village was “thrilled with the success of the organization.”

In other developments: 

• A public hearing to consider a conditional-use permit for Dolly’s Beauty Salon at 28 Middle Neck Road was adjourned to Sept. 17, after the applicant did not show up to Wednesday’s meeting.

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