"Represent NYC" is a weekly program produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) that gives local elected officials and candidates the chance to update voters about the issues shaping the future of the city, and how they'll deliver on campaign promises. The show features a rotating cast of leaders and guests discussing pressing topics like affordable housing, education policy and domestic violence. "Represent NYC" evolved out of Race2Represent, a multimedia initiative MNN introduced in 2013 to provide quality, uncensored, hyperlocal coverage of NYC elections.
Following the general elections on November 4, MNN is pleased to present "Represent NYC: Special Election Wrap-Up Edition," a forum on what the results mean for NYC residents, hosted by Ben Max of Gotham Gazette. See below for details.
"Represent NYC" airs Sundays at 7:00 pm with a repeat on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33). All programs will stream live online.
To watch past episodes of the show, check out our archive.
Wednesday, February 18, 9:00 pm
(Please note: Episode was recorded on Sunday, February 8, 2015.)
On February 8, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted a State of the Borough Forum with four NYC thought leaders.
The forum opened with a performance by Teens on Broadway, Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
Borough President Brewer welcomed Jaime Estades (President, Latino Leadership Institute); Gigi Lee (Chair, Community Board 3); H. Carl McCall (Chair, SUNY Board of Trustees); and Ruth W Messinger (President, American Jewish World Service) to discuss topics including affordable housing, how NYC high school graduates could benefit from local colleges, the role of technology in classrooms, expanding recycling/composting city-wide, creating an age-friendly borough, how cultural institutions can improve educational outcomes, small business concerns, and more.
MNN carried the forum live from Columbia University's Lerner Hall. An array of local and state politicians attended, as did Manhattan residents, who live tweeted their questions about BP Brewer's plans for 2015 and beyond.
"Represent NYC" airs Sundays at 7:00 pm with a repeat on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33 and streaming live).