is slowly making their way through New York City and meeting their cable competitors head on. and share various parts of New York City and its 8 million potential subscribers. Cablevision has more experience in battling Verizon, having tangled with them in various New York suburbs. They’re . It will be interesting to see if they can repeat their suburban success in the city. Bloomberg News highlights this pitched battle in a revealing . Verizon is using a variety of marketing tactics to build market share, including barbeques in New York’s boroughs and potato chip and soda parties in Manhattan skyscraper lobbies. On a good night, they’re getting 30 subscribers a building to churn over to FiOS. Well, at least until DOCSIS 3.0 shows up anyway.

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