Manhattan Community Media

  • Manhattan Community Media

    Manhattan Neighborhood Network is the country's largest community media center. We supply the training, equipment, facilities, and channels you need to create your own TV show. Get involved.

  • Expand your Mind in El Barrio

    MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is a local hub for adults and youth interested in learning about media production, exploring El Barrio's rich culture and working for social justice. Learn more.

  • Create Engaging Media

    By enrolling in MNN's small, low-cost classes, Manhattan residents develop the skills they need to share their stories and create the best local programming on television. Register for classes today.

  • More Platforms Than Ever

    With 5 channels (and counting!) and live streaming, MNN provides community producers the opportunity to share their work with audiences in Manhattan and beyond. Watch Now.

     

  • Produce Your Own Television Show

    MNN’s professional equipment and state-of-the-art studios give community producers the space to create high-quality, broadcast-ready media. Explore our facilities.

News

This Sunday night, Manhattan Neighborhood Network is proud to present a special tribute to Piri Thomas, the poet, author and activist who opened the world’s eyes to the crime and violence of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Thomas’s 1967 memoir, Down These Mean Streets , tells the story of his childhood and descent into drugs, gang fights and robbery, culminating in a seven-year stint in prison for shooting a cop.
"DMT God 3.0" is a daily show hosted by Mac Truong, a Vietnamese prophet who claims to be God. Truong spends the hour expounding upon his theories of faith and culture, in an effort to unify. One way he unifies is by flashing to clips of hardcore porn in between sermons (he believes this captures viewers' attention). Whatever it does, it makes for a pretty unforgettable experience! Monday through Friday mornings at 3 AM on MNN3! Next air dates: 12/10 and 12/11.
Want to add some culture to your weekend? Tune in to Kemetic Legacy Today , an hour-long variety show that explores ancient African spirituality, broadcasting every Saturday afternoon on MNN1. Focusing on Ancient Egypt (Kemet), the program invites scholars, musicians and artists to demonstrate Kemetic principles such as balance, symbolism and spiritual development, and to teach viewers how to apply them to their daily lives.
It’s been an exciting week here at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, as we’ve begun the process of giving a thorough technological renovation to our 59th Street studios. Just as exciting is the fact that, in temporarily closing the doors at 59th Street, we’re getting more use out of our beautiful studios at El Barrio Firehouse Community Center in Harlem. MNN producers will work from the stunning facility exclusively for the next few months, and so far they’ve been very impressed with the space and equipment.
For today’s Clip of the Week, we bring you a recent installment of The Vinny Vella Show , a weekly talk show featuring none other than Vinny Vella —actor, director, and interviewing extraordinaire. Vella has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows (like Casino and The Sopranos ) and rubbed elbows with the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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Represent NYC

Represent NYC

Represent NYC is a new weekly program that gives local elected officials and candidates the chance to update voters about the issues shaping the future of the city. 

Clip of the Week

Watch the panel discussion addressing the rise of ISIS, history of Islamic fundamentalism, and the history and practice of U.S. imperialism.

YC Spotlight

As Mental Health Month draws to a close, we present a YC clip highlighting mental illness among our youth.