Museum of the City of New York: Housing Tomorrow's City

Museum of the City of New York has partnered with Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) to create an engaging series dealing with the NYC housing crisis “Housing Tomorrow’s City”. New York City’s population has risen to 8.6 million, a 5.5% increase in less than 10 years, and the numbers continue to rise. This series will confront the issues of housing affordability, community planning and other issues facing this unique city. 


Airing on MNN 1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FIOS 33) and 5 (Spectrum 1993). Watch Live Stream on


Previous Episodes

Alternate Visions: Bold Proposals for Housing New Yorkers

Wednesday, December 19th, 8:00pm

New York City is in the midst of an affordability crisis which poses an existential threat to the city’s characteristic vitality and diversity. Hear five distinct proposals—as diverse as the city itself—from thought-leaders and activists trying to reframe our current approach to housing.

Rooted in Place: Stories of Home in the City

Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm

What are the emotional and psychological dimensions of home-making? Come hear stories of creating, maintaining, and losing one’s home in a city in which every inch of space is a commodity.

Housing Tech City? New York's Future With(out) Amazon

Wednesday, May 1th, 8:00pm

Amazon has reneged on their plan to build their second corporate headquarters, HQ2, in Long Island City, Queens, due to opposition from local and state politicians and activists. As some New Yorkers rejoice and others feel that the city has missed an opportunity, the critical questions raised by Amazon’s impending arrival and sudden departure are as important as ever.

Housing Tomorrow's Cities: Dwelling in the Future

Wednesday, July 3rd, 8:00pm

Designers and artists discuss manifestations of future living in New York City. Discussion panel featuring design researcher Alix Gerber, architect Mitchell Joachim, science fiction writer Sam Miller, and artist Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde. Moderated by K.A. Dilday, senior editor at CityLab.