Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

August 2011

Affordable Housing in Harlem?

By Saemus Rodriguez

On August 4, 2011, P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. held a roundtable discussion on affordable housing in upper Manhattan.  A woman made homeless by domestic violence saw the show on MNN's Civic Block and reached out to Ken Haron. He helped her get an affordable apartment in Harlem. Click here to watch the episode.

MNN Closed Saturday, August 27

By Jeannette Santiago

Please be advised, due to the weather, MNN will be closed Saturday, August, 27, 2011.

"What is News Seminar," August 31st 7-9pm

By Stefanie Alleyne


 Become a more informed news consumer. 

 Learn how to evaluate information from

 cable news, network news, blogs, web, and print sources. 

 Find out if your "trusted" news source is really worthy of your trust.

Youth Channel Summer Screening

Join us for our end of summer screening this Thursday, August 18th from 10am to 1pm. We'll be screening the videos made by the youth in our Summer TV Program. Hope to see you then!

City Panel Approves Cable Deal

By Dan Coughlin

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer


A New York City panel unanimously approved a new cable television deal with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision.

The agreement calls for up to five additional channels for public access centers citywide, including two HD channels for MNN that will run over the Time Warner Cable system in the borough of Manhattan.

The pact, which was approved by City’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) on August 10, also calls for the cable giants to finance WiFi in 32 parks, build out 40 public computing centers citywide and provide free internet access in some of the City’s public libraries.

"We won a terrific victory for New York’s cable subscribers that will benefit the prosperity and civic life of the City at large," said FCRC member ...

It Changed :( wins Hometown Video Award

By Jeannette Santiago

MNN would like to congratulate Geoff Shelton and Chuck Stern on receiving the 2011 Hometown Video Original Teleplay Award for their hit series "It Changed :( " In 2010 Geoff and Chuck had an idea to produce a series that was not only entertaining and different but also demonstrated the full potential of MNN studios. Chuck and Geoff got bored with the idea of producing a series that had the same concept every week, so they created "It Changed :( " Every episode was different, some were funny, some were strange and some were just plain weird. The winning episode "9-steps back" focused on a wacky day with a wholesome American family, the O'Behringers.

Read some of the judges comments...

"LOVE! This is a great concept love the green screen and scripting was well done"


"I love it. Really good comic acting and clever production design. Now we want to do a show like this. Some great Performances."


-Hometown Video Judges


Stay tuned for MNN's Fall quarter when we will air the full season of "It Changed :( " Check the schedule for times and channels.

Let's Get Digital...with Digital Storytelling!!

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Do you have a short story to tell? Maybe you want to document a life experience or an idea? Or maybe you want to pay tribute to someone you admire?

Then the Digital Storytelling workshop is for you. Sign up today here:

Digital Storytelling is a first person video-narrative. It's very easy to do just follow these steps!!

Step 1: Write a short story (no more than 300 words).
Step 2: Record yourself telling/reading your story.
Step 3: Take images (still and or moving) along with music and or other audio and combine those elements with your story and some text. Voila! You have a digital story!!