"Represent NYC" is a new weekly program that gives local elected officials and candidates the chance to update voters about the issues shaping the future of the city. Produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network, “Represent NYC” will feature a rotating cast of elected officials and guests each week. The show evolved out of Race2Represent, a multimedia initiative MNN introduced last fall to provide quality, uncensored, hyperlocal information about candidates running for Manhattan City Council seats and the Borough President’s Office.
From affordable housing to air rights and education policy, "Represent NYC" will help keep you informed about candidates' campaign platforms and how elected officials are delivering on the promises they made when they ran for office.
"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.
Premiering Sunday, September 21: Ben Kallos discusses the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station
Since 2006, New York City has been working to convert an unused garbage transfer station into a functioning waste transfer station. The facility is located on 91st Street – just three blocks from Gracie Mansion. In this episode of "Represent NYC" City Council Member Ben Kallos, who represents New York City Council District 5, which includes the Upper East Side, Midtown East, parts of El Barrio and Roosevelt Island, speaks with activists who have been deeply involved in the fight against the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station.
Air Dates: Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33 and streaming live).
Video coming soon!
Coming in October on "Represent NYC": Special Election Coverage
Leading up to the September 9 primary elections, "Represent NYC" offered exclusive coverage of the New York State Democratic Primary Assembly and Senate races, produced in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York. Stay tuned for more unprecedented, hyperlocal coverage of the general elections this fall!
Democratic primary winners in the Manhattan districts MNN covered are noted below. Check out the New York Times' full list of election results for more info.
NYS Senate Assembly 71 Democratic Primary
Host: Kate Doran, League of Women Voters of the City of New York
Guest: Kelley Boyd [WINNER: Herman Farrell]
NYS Senate District 31 Democratic Primary
Host: Ben Max, Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette
Guests: Luis Tejada and Robert Jackson [WINNER: Adriano Espaillat]
NYS Assembly District 72 Democratic Primary
Guests: Mayobanex Villalona, Melanie Hidalgo, Guillermo Linares and Manny De Los Santos [WINNER: Guillermo Linares]