Chinese-American Planning Council & Time Warner Cable Open Computer Lab

Time Warner Cable officials, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and community activists were on hand for this week’s grand opening at Chinese Planning Council offices on Eldridge Street.

Earlier this week, dignitaries opened a new computer “Learning Lab” at 165 Eldridge Street, the Chinese-American Planning Council’s (CPC) community service center.  The facility was created with a $50,000 donation from Time Warner Cable.  The company has partnered with community organizations in five other neighborhoods to establish computer centers, but this is the first lab of its kind in Lower Manhattan.

The learning lab is outfitted with computers, tablets, e-readers and features high speed internet access.  David Chen, executive director of the Chinese-American Planning Council said the facility will be an important resource in his organization’s ongoing efforts to narrow the “technology gap in our community.”