Manhattan Neighborhood Network - MNN

Manhattan Neighborhood Network - MNN Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) offers media education, facilities and equipment to all Manhattan residents. MNN broadcasts 5 public access stations.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is the public access center serving the borough of Manhattan. MNN runs five cable channels on the RCN, Spectrum and Verizon FiOS cable systems in Manhattan. MNN also provides low-cost media education and training services as well as access to video production equipment and facilities.

Mission: Founded in 1992, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is Manhattan’s free, public access cable network. We operate two media production and education facilities in Manhattan and run five cablecast channels (Community, Lifestyle, Spirit, and Culture), reaching 620,000 cable subscribers in the borough. MNN offers low-cost training in video production, editing, and broadcasting to Manhattan residents who wish to become Certified Producers with MNN. We actively strive to empower Manhattan residents to exercise their First Amendment rights in an open, uncensored, and equitable forum.

05/15/2019
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium

As a coastal city, has New York done enough to prepare itself for the accelerated effects of climate change and rising sea levels? https://hubs.ly/H0hTtcH0

Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy hit NYC and brought disruption, destruction, displacement and death. But how much closer are we to protecting ourselves again...

Missed #RepresentNYC on Sunday? Don't worry! You can tune in again tomorrow, Wednesday, 5/15 at 9pm ET on MNN1, MNNHD, o...
05/14/2019

Missed #RepresentNYC on Sunday? Don't worry! You can tune in again tomorrow, Wednesday, 5/15 at 9pm ET on MNN1, MNNHD, or stream on mnn.org
Catch up on past episodes: https://www.mnn.org/represent-nyc-past-episodes

Guest host Margaret S. Chin, New York City Council Member of the 1st District, Gregory Brender of United Neighborhood Houses, Greg Robertson of University Settlement Society of New York, and Debi Rose, New York City Council Member of the 49th District, come together for a discussion about #SummerYouthPrograms in New York City.

Onlinestream: https://bit.ly/2JnucQU

ON NOW: This week on Tools for Talent, Cheryl Martinez interviews model and actress Katherine Nunez. Tools for Talent gi...
05/14/2019

ON NOW: This week on Tools for Talent, Cheryl Martinez interviews model and actress Katherine Nunez. Tools for Talent gives back by sharing all of the tools needed to help aspiring talent succeed in the entertainment and modeling industries.

Stream now: https://hubs.ly/H0hShcN0

Did you miss "Raising the Bar" this weekend? Hosts Jason Clark, President of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC and Attorney Ade...
05/13/2019

Did you miss "Raising the Bar" this weekend? Hosts Jason Clark, President of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC and Attorney Adeola Adejobi discuss #MarijuanaLegalization and its impact in minority communities, with guests Lance A. Clarke of Bernstein Clarke & Moskovits, PLLC, and Esere J. Onaodowan of Onaodowan & Delince, PLLC.

Onlinestream: https://www.mnn.org/raising-bar-mbba

Enroll in Wednesday's Producer Lab and receive 1-on-1 professional instruction that will help improve your video product...
05/13/2019

Enroll in Wednesday's Producer Lab and receive 1-on-1 professional instruction that will help improve your video production skills:
https://hubs.ly/H0hS22b0

ON NOW: Learn, laugh and enjoy Adventures of My Ballerina and Me with the entire family. See the magical world of music ...
05/12/2019

ON NOW: Learn, laugh and enjoy Adventures of My Ballerina and Me with the entire family. See the magical world of music and dance come to life with all your friends from New American Youth Ballet!

Stream live: https://hubs.ly/H0hLmbg0

05/12/2019
Raising the Bar: Legalization of Marijuana

In this day and age, marijuana has become normalized, but why are minorities still being targeted for the use and possession of it? "Raising the Bar" hosts Jason Clark, President of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC and Attorney Adeola Adejobi discuss #MarijuanaLegalization with guests Lance A. Clarke of Bernstein Clarke & Moskovits, PLLC, and Esere J. Onaodowan of Onaodowan & Delince, PLLC.

Airs on tonight, May 12th at 7:30pm ET on MNN1, MNN HD, or livestream on
mnn.org

#marijuanalegalization #recreationalmarijuana #medicalmarijuana

Produce and air your first TV show at MNN when you become a certified community producer. Begin the certification proces...
05/11/2019

Produce and air your first TV show at MNN when you become a certified community producer. Begin the certification process by signing up for orientation: https://hubs.ly/H0hMnjK0

ON NOW: This week on Consider It Blacklit, award-winning filmmaker Jamal Hodge discusses his career, projects, and commu...
05/11/2019

ON NOW: This week on Consider It Blacklit, award-winning filmmaker Jamal Hodge discusses his career, projects, and community outreach.

Stream live: https://hubs.ly/H0hLlWp0

ON NOW: This week on The Carmen Mathis Show, tune in for a special interview with singer-songwriter Minnie Dee.Stream li...
05/11/2019

ON NOW: This week on The Carmen Mathis Show, tune in for a special interview with singer-songwriter Minnie Dee.

Stream live: https://hubs.ly/H0hLm8c0

New York City's stock of low rent apartments is diminishing faster than the city can replace them. Explore these four, b...
05/10/2019
Alternate Visions: Bold Proposals to Solve the New York Housing Crisis

New York City's stock of low rent apartments is diminishing faster than the city can replace them. Explore these four, bold proposals to solve the affordable housing crisis: https://hubs.ly/H0hLD9-0

With the city’s stock of low-rent apartments diminishing faster than the Mayor can replace them2, NYC community leaders have come together to propose bold new ideas to solve the New York housing crisis.

Document New York City through the lens of the Sony Z150. Enroll in Saturday's field production class and learn camera b...
05/10/2019

Document New York City through the lens of the Sony Z150. Enroll in Saturday's field production class and learn camera basics, shot composition, and lighting on location: https://hubs.ly/H0hMltC0

Do you have an interest in entering your work into media festivals? Entering your work into media festivals is a great w...
05/10/2019

Do you have an interest in entering your work into media festivals? Entering your work into media festivals is a great way to be a part of a larger media making community. Chante Graham of MegaCities-ShortDocs Festival will join us to discuss their partnership with MNN, screen work of previous festival participants and show you how to submit your work to possibly win a trip to Paris for the festival screening event.

When: Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm
Where: 537 W. 59th Street
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2E8fb5l
Cost: FREE (and open to the public so tell a friend!)

ON NOW: Gotta Run with Will opens up its 9th season with guest Maria Wong. Maria will discuss her 7 year journey from a ...
05/10/2019

ON NOW: Gotta Run with Will opens up its 9th season with guest Maria Wong. Maria will discuss her 7 year journey from a shaky first marathon to a personal record at the 2019 Tokyo Marathon and how she co-founded the Queens Distance Runners.

Stream live: https://hubs.ly/H0hLlT30

Do you have an interest in entering your work into media festivals? Chante Graham of MegaCities-ShortDocs will join us t...
05/09/2019

Do you have an interest in entering your work into media festivals? Chante Graham of MegaCities-ShortDocs will join us to discuss their partnership with MNN, screen work of previous festival participants and show you how to submit your work to possibly win a trip to Paris for the festival screening event.
When: Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm
Where: 537 W. 59th Street
RSVP: https://www.mnn.org/events/12575 (limited space)
Cost: FREE (and open to the public so tell a friend!)
#independentproducer #independentfilmmakers #filmmakers #producers #festival

We're looking forward to you joining us for our "Guide to Creating Online Videos" workshop tomorrow! If you still haven'...
05/09/2019

We're looking forward to you joining us for our "Guide to Creating Online Videos" workshop tomorrow! If you still haven't registered, seats are still available: https://hubs.ly/H0hMnms0

05/08/2019
Represent NYC- Summer Programs (Promo)

Summer programs bridge the gap so why is it so hard to get funding? On the Next #RepresentNYC, guest host Margaret S. Chin, New York City Councilmember of the 1st District, Gregory Brender of United Neighborhood Houses, Greg Robertson of University Settlement Society of New York, and Debi Rose, New York City Councilmember of the 49th District come together for a roundtable discussion about Summer Youth Programs in New York City.
Tune in on Sunday, May 12th at 7m ET to MNN1, MNNHD or stream live on mnn.org

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with friends and family! Join us tomorrow for our workshop on "Social Media for Be...
05/08/2019

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with friends and family! Join us tomorrow for our workshop on "Social Media for Beginners" https://hubs.ly/H0hMly-0

05/07/2019
Vinny Vella Tribute

MNN presents the full broadcast of the Vinny Vella Tribute. Thank you to all that participated and worked on the tribute to honor Vinny and his work.

Interested in becoming a video producer, but unsure of where to begin? Read our guide to plan out your education and lea...
05/07/2019
How to Become a Producer

Interested in becoming a video producer, but unsure of where to begin? Read our guide to plan out your education and learn the skills that will get you hired: https://hubs.ly/H0hLBWT0

MNN helps Manhattan residents improve their production skills through video production, writing, editing, and marketing classes. MNN producers have gone on to create Academy Award-winning films and have worked for major networks. To become a certified producer, attend an upcoming orientation.

05/06/2019
Orientation | MNN Access Center 4.0

Attend orientation tomorrow at 7:30 pm and begin your journey as a certified community producer: https://hubs.ly/H0hLB3w0

Please fill out the information below to complete the registration process. Once you have submitted your registration, you should receive a confirmation email from MNN. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact MNN.

05/05/2019
Norman Solomon: Citizen Journalism | Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Norman Solomon discusses the importance of independent journalism in today's news cycle. Watch Solomon's lecture: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtQ30

This lecture featured journalist, media critic, and founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Norman Solomon discussing the importance of independent reporting in contemporary times. Mediamaker Meetup is a lecture series and networking event for certified community producers at Manhattan Neighbo...

Do you have dreams of becoming a video producer? Here's how you can get started: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtQ10
05/05/2019
How to Become a Producer

Do you have dreams of becoming a video producer? Here's how you can get started: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtQ10

MNN helps Manhattan residents improve their production skills through video production, writing, editing, and marketing classes. MNN producers have gone on to create Academy Award-winning films and have worked for major networks. To become a certified producer, attend an upcoming orientation.

Having these 6 skills will get you hired as a video producer. Learn more: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtPj0
05/04/2019
6 Skills That Will Get You Hired as a Video Producer

Having these 6 skills will get you hired as a video producer. Learn more: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtPj0

Producers are the backbone of every video production. They drive the creative process, help the production acquire funding, and organize all aspects of the project from pre-production through the final screening. In this blog, we will review the six video producer skills that will get you hired.

Start your journey to becoming a MNN Certified Producer and register for an orientation: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtqw0Classes...
05/03/2019
Get to know MNN: Orientations | Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Start your journey to becoming a MNN Certified Producer and register for an orientation: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtqw0
Classes for May start this week. Register before space runs out.

Ready to make media that matters? Join the digital media revolution and embark on your journey to becoming a certified community producer at MNN with free access to our state-of-the-art media production equipment.

05/03/2019
Raising the Bar- Kids in Prison (Promo)

Lock them up and throw away the child. Raising the Bar hosts Jason Clark
president of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC & attorney Adeola Adejobi discuss kids in prison with experts Rasheim Donaldson of NY Law Dept. and Hon. Guy Mitchell of NY State Court Justice.
5/5 at 7:30 pm MNN1 & MNN HD.
#prisonreform #juvenilerehabilitation

05/03/2019
Vinny Vella Tribute On MNN (promo)

Longtime MNN producer Vinny Vella died in February after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. Vinny hosted hundreds of episodes of his MNN series “Tell It Like It Is” between 2007 and 2018.

MNN will be airing a one-hour tribute to Vinny on Monday, May 6th at 7pm EST on MNN 2 (Spectrum 56 & 1996, FIOS 34) Stream live on https://www.mnn.org/live/2-lifestyle-channel.

05/03/2019
Ron Claiborne: Reporting in the Field | Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Veteran reporter and ABC News anchor Ron Claiborne shares his field experiences and tips for on-location reporting. Get the insights: https://hubs.ly/H0hFtpT0

This Mediamaker Meetup lecture featured Ron Claiborne, veteran reporter and ABC News' anchor discussing his experiences and tips for on-location reporting. Mediamker Meetup is a lecture series and networking event for certified community producers at Manhattan Neighborhood Network. For more informat...

05/02/2019
Feeding the Apple: New York's Future Food Supply

As New York City's population grows, so too does its' need for food. Dan Barber and Julia Moskin discuss the future of NYC's food supply. https://hubs.ly/H0hFrBf0

Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Blue Hill and Stone Barns and author of The Third Plate talks with Pulitzer-winning New York Times food reporter Julia Moski...

05/02/2019
Represent NYC- Charter Revision (Promo)

This Sunday watch #RepresentNYC, guest host Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President discuss the executive budget and charter revision with guests Lisa Neary of New York City Independent Budget Office, Gail Benjamin and James Caras of Charter 2019 NYC.
5/5 at 7pm, MNN1 and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). Stream live:
https://bit.ly/2PpKwE1

05/02/2019
Nick Ravich: Filmmaking on a Budget | Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Meet Nick Ravich, filmmaker and Director of Production for ART 21, who discusses filmmaking on a budget and how to develop a compelling short documentary: https://hubs.ly/H0hFsJ40

This Mediamaker Meetup lecture featured Art 21's Nick Ravich discussing filmmaking on a budget and how to develop a compelling short documentary. Mediamker Meetup is a lecture series and networking event for certified community producers at Manhattan Neighborhood Network. For more information, visit...

Composting is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. Explore the process at GrowNYC and Red Hook Community ...
05/01/2019
Composting | NYXT

Composting is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. Explore the process at GrowNYC and Red Hook Community Farm: https://hubs.ly/H0hFqgM0

Taking food waste and putting it back into the earth in promoting environmentally-friendly, sustainable practices with GrowNYC and Red Hook Community

To make high-quality videos for distribution on social media follow these production tips: https://hubs.ly/H0hFqVn0
05/01/2019
3 Video Production Tips For Social Media Channels

To make high-quality videos for distribution on social media follow these production tips: https://hubs.ly/H0hFqVn0

Do you want the most amount of people to see your video productions? Posting them on social media platforms is the best way to give your work high exposure and the largest amount of shares. In this post, we’ll discuss three video production tips to create videos that exist in an online environment...

04/30/2019
Liquid Assets: NYC's Watersheds and Waterways

NYC's water supply is considered the "champagne of drinking water." Leading environmental experts discuss the future of New York's most valuable and vulnerable asset: https://hubs.ly/H0hFqTR0

The history, status, and future of New York's water supply. In partnership with Museum of City of New York, watch a panel featuring New York Times' Jim Dwyer...

04/26/2019
Raising the Bar: Sports and Entertainment Law

How do you protect your budding star in the world of #sports and #entertainment? "Raising the Bar" co- hosts Jason Clark president of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC and attorney Adeola Adejobi explore the legal side of show business with experts Jill Pilgrim of Pilgrim Associates and Robert Thony of Robert Thony Law PLLC.
Sunday 4/28 at 7:30 pm MNN1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). Streams live on https://bit.ly/2RvYYuH

04/26/2019
Housing Tech City? New York's Future With(out) Amazon (Promo)

Amazon backed out of HQ in #NYC. The city is divided. Should New Yorkers be relieved or aggrieved? What’s next for the city’s relationship to big tech and big business?
Museum of the City of New York partners with MNN for "Housing Tech City? New York’s Future With(out) Amazon"
Airs May 1st at 8 pm MNN 1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FIOS 33) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). Watch Live Stream on mnn.org
#amazon #bigtech #housingcrisis

04/26/2019

Gay USA 4.24.19 (Full Episode) SCOTUS cases and Lyra McKee

04/25/2019
Gay USA 4.24.19 Promo

Tonight on GAY USA hosts Andy Humm and Ann Northrup discuss the 3 LGBT cases accepted at the Supreme Court with Professor Arthur Leonard and the death of Irish journalist Lyra Mckee. Tonight 4/25 at 11 pm on Facebook, MNN1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).

You just got that big #sports contract or you’re in the process of signing with a record label what are the legal impl...
04/24/2019

You just got that big #sports contract or you’re in the process of signing with a record label what are the legal implications to making it big in #entertainment? "Raising the Bar" co- hosts Jason Clark president of Metropolitan Black Bar NYC and attorney Adeola Adejobi explore the legal side of show business with legal experts Jill Pilgrim of Pilgrim Associates and Robert Thony of Robert Thony Law PLLC.
Sunday 4/28 at 7:30 pm MNN1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). Streams live on https://bit.ly/2RvYYuH
Catch up on past episodes: https://www.mnn.org/raising-bar-mbba
#entertainmentlaw #sportslaw

Address

537 W 59th St
New York, NY
10019-1006

A, B, C, D, or 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle

General information

MNN's main four-studio facility is located at 537 West 59th Street on the west side of Manhattan. The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center opened in 2012 in East Harlem and features three-studios, media education services, our Youth Media Center, and an array of community events.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(212) 757-2670

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