"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.
"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.
Sunday, June 7 at 7 pm and Wednesday, June 10 at 9 pm: A Focus on Affordable Housing With Two New Episodes
As the New York State Legislature gets set to wrap up for the summer and as New York's rent regulations are on the brink of expiring, the issue of Affordable Housing takes center stage on "Represent NYC" with a special two-episode presentation this Sunday night.
First up, New York State District 70 Assembly Member Keith Wright and his guests, Randreta Ward the former President of the Riverton Tenants' Association and Elsia Vasquez, the Founder & Executive Director of P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem discuss how New York City tenants can advocate for their rights. On June 12 and June 13, P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem is hosting their annual "Demystifying Housing" event, which is open to the public.
Next, New York State District 72 Assembly Member Guillermo Linares and his guests, Ellen Davidson, a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society and Jose Lopez, the Lead Organizer for Make the Road New York explore how to hold elected officials in Albany accountable for preserving affordable housing in New York City. They also discuss the importance of the June 9 Tenants Rally in Albany.
An hour of "Represent NYC" premieres Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 pm with Keith Wright and at 7:30 pm with Guillermo Linares. Repeats Wednesday, June 10 at 9 & 9:30 pm only on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33 or streaming live)!