Free New York

Every week at 2:00 AM
Late Sunday Night / Early Monday Morning
Channel 67 Time Warner Cable
Channel 85 RCN
Channel 36 Verizon FiOS
Manhattan, New York City

Tweets by @fnytv

Counter Convention information here!

Looking for the Dr Pepper FAQ? It's right here.

Recipes from Episode #400 are here!

Jump To The Ken Starr Haiku Here.


Episode #953: Inside Baseball
First Broadcast: 4/3/23
Repeated: 5/22/23
The latest feature-length movies in the Marvel and DC superhero universes have been released: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania for the former and Shazam! Fury of the Gods for the latter. Both have similar ratings on IMDB (6.4/10 for Ant-Man and 6.6/10 for Shazam), and both were #1 at the box office for their opening weekends. Ant-Man to date has made over $471 million worldwide--way out in front of Shazam's $119 million worldwide gross--and yet even that giant haul doesn't yet put it within the Top 200 all-time worldwide box office hits, a list on which even former champions like Star Wars and E.T. now find themselves only halfway up the scale, outranked by films such as Fast & Furious 6 and Jumanji: The Next Level. So, despite their relative financial success, one might look at their ratings & reviews and--if they feel like it--take a personal viewing of the films as well; and if they come away from both movies as relatively "meh" as I did, one might ask the question, "Have we reached superhero movie saturation?" As it turns out, people have been asking this question for over a decade now, so I certainly wasn't the first one to think of it. But, have we reached that point nonetheless? Are Marvel & DC's upcoming release schedules the epitome of how completely risk-averse Hollywood has become in the 21st Century? Do we want to continue down a road where almost every movie in a theater is either a sequel, a Disney film, or part of an already existing franchise? Maybe the successes of Everything, Everywhere, All At Once and Cocaine Bear can help push movies into a more diverse direction in the near future, at least? This and $2.75 will get me a ride on the subway, I'm certain!

Visit our new multimedia page for a smattering of videos that have appeared on Free New York at one point or another. See what you're missing if you don't have cable!

WATCH OUR SHOW LIVE! If you're on the web at 2:00 AM Eastern Time (New York City time), go to and look for the "Watch MNN Live" section on their home page, and then click on the "67/85" link to view our show. Alternatively, look at MNN's help page to find many other ways of viewing our show over the web.

Click here for the Past Episodes Index.

So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a this neat little public access TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else, Kim. The complicated answer is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times, the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.

If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel like sending me snail mail, the address is:

Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009

You can also email me at, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.

Jump Back to the Top!

Best Viewed Using The Browser You Like! last updated May 21, 2023
Comments? Send email to: