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 19, 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.


Upcoming Episodes

Rooted in Place: Stories of Home in the City

Wednesday, February 27, 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.


Proactive Planning: Grassroots Approaches to Neighborhood Change

Wednesday, May 8, 8:00pm

In a city where change is the only constant, how can New Yorkers participate meaningfully and proactively in planning for their neighborhoods' future?


Dwelling in the Future: Imagining the Housing of Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 3, 8:00pm

Cutting-edge designers and thinkers present provocative ideas about how we might live in a future New York.