City LimitsThis week, after a year-long delay, a commission to make recommendations on reinvestment in communities impacted by Rikers Island will convene for its first meeting. The work of this commission is essential and long overdue.
Law 360Outside of New York City, said Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center attorney Marika Dias, most tenants do not. The available defenses "are very complicated and are going to be difficult for tenants to argue," she said.
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ViceRead this Vice article about how SVP amplified the voice of Wahede Whab and advocated for him with a rally when bike racks and planters were placed in his family's fruit stand spot of 35 years
AM New YorkAmNewYork on SVP's advocacy for 31st and 32nd St. food carts, who have been pushed out by the 34th Street Partnership's use of planters and benches.
Curbed“We realize that there’s lots of competition for public space in New York. Street vendors should be part of that,” says Matthew Shapiro, the legal director for the Street Vendor Project. “They should be part of the discussion whenever the city wants to put news stands or way-finding signs or planters or bike racks—these are all important, but vendors are also important, and they need to be a part of that discussion.”