Downtown Community Television Center

Downtown Community Television Center The Downtown Community Television Center or DCTV is a community media center located in Manhattan's Civic Center on Lafayette Street. It was founded in 1972 by documentary film director Jon Alpert and his wife, Keiko Tsuno.MissionAccording to their Web site, DCTV "introduc members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment."

DCTV conducts classes enabling people from less privileged backgrounds to learn to create video productions and operates studios available to them for low cost. These programs are funded in part by earnings from DCTV's own documentary films which have won 16 national Emmy awards and many other honors.FacilitiesDCTV is based in a landmark firehouse at 87 Lafayette Street in Manhattan, constructed in 1895 and purchased by DCTV in the 1980s.The building was originally occupied by Firehouse, Engine Company 31ProgramsPro-TV is a program designed to train students from New York City's underprivileged communities in media arts, using state-of-the-art equipment.

Operating as usual


New York, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00


+1 212-966-4510


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