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.

  • Submit a Show in 3 Easy Steps

    Submitting a show to air on one of MNN's five channels is simple! Just fill out a timeslot request form, upload your media and promote your show. Learn more.


On Sunday, August 5, 2012 starting at 8am, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) will be conducting necessary maintenance on all MNN cable channels and streams. During this time, MNN will be off the air throughout most of the morning. If you have any questions, please contact the Programming Department at extensions 305 or 334. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your viewers.
"The CineFiles," a film review show "for film geeks by film geeks," tackles everything from Cronenberg to Kubrick. Edwin Samuelson, the show's producer and cohost, also runs the site , which reviews the important, the obscure and the importantly obscure. Edwin's knowledge of film is absolutely massive and he's got all the right opinions.
Last week, we lost George Stoney, the "father of public access," but he lives on through his work - a series of documentaries impressive in both quality and quantity. MNN has been airing some of these, films like "Booked for Safekeeping," a black and white account of police and their dealings with the mentally ill, and " All My Babies ," about African American midwives in Georgia.
Join MNN Sunday, July 15 at 8pm on MNN1 to pay tribute to George C. Stoney, Father of Public Access and pioneer in documentary film making. Tune in all night and watch some of Stoney's work including , "Proud Years", "The City," "Paulo Freire at Highlander: A Conversation with Myles Horton," "Booked for Safe keeping," "Invader" and "Still Going Places" MNN will be honoring George Stoney with more ground breaking documantaries and interviews. Keep checking back with us for times and channels.
Pioneering documentary filmmaker, Pubic Access TV champion and Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Board member George Stoney passed away July 12 at his home in Greenwich Village. “As a filmmaker and documentarian, George Stoney was truly a pioneer of the fine art and craft of revealing truth through cinematic and electronic media,” said Dr. Norris Chumley, the Chair of the MNN Board. "The entire MNN community mourns his passing and sends our deepest condolences to his family."
Ever dream about having a regularly scheduled show on TV? Well, MNN welcomes any sort of programming you want to produce, whether it's comedy, talk shows, interviews, community issues, or even fitness and cooking shows! To apply for a series, submit a Series Timeslot Request form, proof of residence and your first completed episode to the Programming Department (Room 205) or the Tape Library. You can pick up an application at 537 West 59 or email to have one mailed to you. We look forward to receiving your applications!
"Pox" is a black hole in the MNN schedule, a mysterious realm inhabited by " Ming the merciless gay brother." The show is dark, witty and absolutely absurd. See why NY Press called it the "best cable access show," every Thursday night/Friday morning at 12:30 AM on MNN2! Next air dates: 7/13 and 7/20.


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Chris Gethard returns to his public access roots with an all new no-holds-barred comedy showcase.

Represent NYC

Represent NYC is a 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

Raising the Bar's Jason Clark and Attorney Adeola Adejobi are joined by Paula T. Edgar, and David W. D. Mitchell to discuss Harassment in the #MeToo Era.

YC Spotlight

Join Youth Producers as they discuss the history of tattoos and the social stigma around them.