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The gas explosion in East Harlem last March had a huge and persistent impact on the community. Tune in to "Represent NYC" this Sunday at 7:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN.org for never-before-heard accounts of that day, and details on how two of the victims were affected.
Coming up this Sunday, July 20, on MNN: an installment of "Represent NYC" you won't want to miss. Marking the new program's global premiere, the episode New York State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, representing parts of upper Manhattan, along with two victims of this year’s East Harlem gas explosion, which killed eight people, injured more than 70 and raised questions about safety and the likelihood of another blast in the future.
Joining Assembly Member Rodriguez are Diana Wilson, whose home was damaged in the accident, and Dimitri Gatanas, owner of Urban Garden Center, a small business across the street from the blast site. The victims offer first-hand accounts of the day of the explosion, describing what it was like to be displaced for weeks, and the costs associated with not having gas for cooking and having to halt business during the busy spring season. Tune in to get the scoop on the current state of their properties, what has been done to help them, and a public memorial being planned for the area....