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Sunday Night on MNN: Affordable Housing and YOU

Community Media, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

It's going to be yet another AWESOME weekend of programming on MNN! Each Sunday evening, we bring you a fresh installment of our award-winning Civic Programming, presenting conversations about the issues affecting life in Manhattan and perspectives you won't find anywhere else. This week, we're highlighting the borough's affordable-housing crisis (and what's being done to help you) and more. Here's the lineup:

9:00 pm: "Represent NYC"
In this special rebroadcast of episode 3, State Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal and Katie Goldstein, Executive Director of the advocacy organization Tenants & Neighbors, discuss affordable housing and renters' rights. Find out what's being done to help-- just as an example-- the 80 percent of poor tenants in rent-regulated apartments spending more than half of their income to put a roof ever their head.

9:30 pm:Manhattan Borough Board Meeting
In a continued effort to provide Manhattan residents unprecedented access to information about elected officials and public policy, MNN offers complete coverage monthly Manhattan Borough Board meetings. This...

Watch Full Coverage of the People's Climate March This Sunday on MNN's "Democracy Now!"

Community Media, Events, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Tune in to MNN this Sunday, September 21st as "Democracy Now!" offers live coverage of the People’s Climate March in New York City. A prominent event that's part of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, the march takes place on Manhattan's Upper West Side and in Midtown. Local artists, activists and Hurricane Sandy victims will participate in Sunday's march, which could draw as many as 100,000 people (though officials aren't offering estimates), according to The New York Times.

Watch the "Democracy Now!" Livetsream on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm this Sunday. Click here for more details of the coverage!



On the Next "Represent NYC": Fighting the New Garbage Station Planned for the UES

Community Media, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

On Sunday’s brand-new episode of “Represent NYC,” Manhattan leaders talk about the Marine Transfer Station, a controversial new garbage-processing center that’s in the works on the Upper East Side.

New York City Councilmember Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side, Midtown East, parts of El Barrio and Roosevelt Island, speaks with activists who have played a major role in fighting the development of the new facility, which is being built on a densely populated residential block on 91st Street.

For the discussion, Councilmember Kallos is joined by Kelly Nimmo Guenther, President of Pledge 2 Protect, a local coalition focused on raising awareness of the fiscal, environmental and community impacts of New York City’s waste management system; Regine LaCourt, a resident of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and a community activist; and Milagros Velasquez, Vice President of the Tenants Association for Holmes...