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Telephone Maintenance at 59th Street Studios

News and Views By Linda Romano

We will be conducting maintenance on our on our Telephone Server, which may cause some interruption when trying to make or receive calls at the 59th Street Studios.

Start time: 9:30a (EST), Saturday July 19, 2014
Finish time: 3:00p (EST), Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thank you for your patience as we conduct this maintenance!

If you have any questions, please email

Infographic: The Continuing Impact of the East Harlem Gas Explosion

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

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 for never-before-heard accounts of that day, and details on how two of the victims were affected.

Sunday on MNN: Victims of the East Harlem Gas Explosion Speak Out

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

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.