Represent NYC: Assembly Member De La Rosa
Last year, outrage sparked when a new building in Washington Heights with affordable housing units were requiring a 6-figure salary to be considered as a tenant, and small business owners in Inwood feared the impact of rezoning on their shops. These issues have directly impacted working class families and became a big factor in who would be elected into office in the November 2018 Elections. A few months after taking office, have elected officials stepped up to represent their people and increase the quality of life?
Represent NYC, guest-host New York State Assemblywoman Carmen de la Rosa, is joined by Ava Farkas, Executive Director of Metropolitan Council on Housing; Mino Lora, Founding Executive Director of the People’s Theater Project; and Quenia Abreu, President of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, to discuss housing, arts in the community, small businesses, and local economy.
Aired Sunday, July 21st, 2019.
"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...
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