Founded in 1992, Manhattan Neighborhood Network is New York City’s free public-access cable network. Operating five channels (Community, Lifestyle, Spirit, Culture and HD Community) and reaching some 600,000 cable subscribers in the Manhattan area, MNN is the largest public-access cable network in the nation, with programs airing in more than 40 languages.
MNN provides media education as well as studios, field equipment and editing stations at its 59th St. facility and El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in East Harlem. MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse offers classes in both English and Spanish, hosts monthly cultural events and is home to MNN’s Youth Media Center, which provides education and training to young people ages 14-24.
In 2015, MNN aired over 10,000 hours of original, local content created by 960 community producers. In addition, 990 Manhattan residents checked out media equipment. MNN posted 4,700 enrollments in more than 40 media education classes, making MNN one of the largest media educators in New York City.
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While we are supported by Time Warner Cable, RCN Cable, and Verizon FiOS, we need your help to further the MNN mission. Your fully tax-deductible gift will help ensure that Manhattan Neighborhood Network remains an active part of Manhattan's media landscape.