The Observers“‘Imagine having two city agents and police officers coming to check on you,’ said Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director at the Street Vendor Project. ‘The city is pouring all these resources into criminalizing and shutting down these small businesses instead of creating a licensing program and regulating them.’”
Guardian“Peter Malvan, a homeless advocate at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, said even though a lot of people had their belongings organized and cleaned, their belongings weren’t spared from being thrown away.”
City Limits“If their argument is that they’ve somehow made sweeps better—our team has been on many sweeps, and this is the exact same process the last administration did,” said Craig Hughes, a social worker with the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project, who also compared the policy to the “broken windows” policing style of Rudy Giuliani’s administration in the 1990s.
GothamistCraig Hughes, a social worker with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, was skeptical about the placement figures released by the administration for the prior year, saying now was the first time the city had put out encampment-specific numbers.
Gothamist“People have found themselves chased from the subways, from the sidewalks, and from the parks, further to the margins and further from support,” said Helen Strom, with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, in a statement.
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Sport & Dev"'More than three years ago, I joined the Fair Play coalition with a sea of joyful Black and Brown youth from the South Bronx to rally on the issue of sports equity,” said Obrian Rosario, organizer of the Fair Play Coalition and Executive Director of Outreach at the Peer Defense Project."
New York Post“‘I don’t think we’ve seen anything different,’ said Kathleen Cash, an advocate at the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project. ‘Our clients continue to languish on the streets and in shelter.’”
Amid crackdown on homeless people in the subway and encampments, city to close shelter in Financial District
Gothamist"'Really concerning to see the city move to close one of these locations at the same time people on the street are repeatedly telling the city that they don't feel safe in the congregate shelter system and that we need more locations like that,' said Helen Strom, director of benefits and homeless advocacy at the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project."