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Members of De Blasio’s Small Business Advisory Council Frustrated by Lack of Communication, Progress

2020-10-14T13:19:17+00:00October 9th, 2020|Press|

Gotham Gazette

Mohamed Attia, director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, similarly said he was excited to be included on the council to represent the interests of street vendors. But his excitement later turned to disappointment as well.

Nearly 10K NYC Eviction Notices Filed This Summer, a 74% Drop

2020-10-05T19:22:18+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Press|

City Limits

"And so what the governor’s done is not issue a universal eviction moratorium. It’s not really even a general moratorium,” said Marika Dias, Director of the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project and Steering Committee member of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition.

Street Merchants Demand First Vendor License Increase in Decades

2020-10-05T19:28:46+00:00October 1st, 2020|Press|

City Limits

"Despite their fundamental contributions to keeping New York City running, street vendors have been excluded from any assistance efforts made available to small businesses, and many of them are struggling to survive,” stated the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center.

Out-of-Work Street Vendors Found Work Feeding Food Insecure New Yorkers

2020-10-05T19:25:46+00:00September 30th, 2020|Press|


Over the last few weeks, the Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project, with funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, paid about 30 vendors to get back in their trucks to cook free meals for New Yorkers who are food insecure. About 6,500 meals from food trucks were distributed at sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx during the duration of the seven-week program, which ends Friday.

NY Gov. Expands Eviction Defense Law, Not Moratorium

2020-09-30T15:15:41+00:00September 29th, 2020|Press|

Law 360

"I think what the governor's press team tells us is what the governor's intentions were," said Marika Dias, attorney and director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. "Ultimately, it will be up to the courts to decide the scope of the language of the [order] and what it covers."

New MTA Rules Are Criticized As ‘Anti-Homeless’

2020-09-25T18:42:19+00:00September 24th, 2020|Press|

NYC Streets Blog

“The MTA is opportunistically using the pandemic to make long-sought anti-homeless measures permanent, right at a time when the city’s homeless population is most vulnerable,” said Helen Strom from the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Street vendors call on city to approve permit bill & remove NYPD from enforcement

2020-09-28T12:39:10+00:00September 24th, 2020|Press|


The rally, organized by the Street Vendor Project and the Urban Justice Center, is the second such rally, the other held in August in Times Square sought to convince Council Speaker Corey Johnson to move the legislation to a vote.

Donald “C-Note” Hooker the World’s Most Prolific Prisoner-Artist

2020-09-28T12:54:13+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Press|

London Daily Post

Since 2016, his Works have been in nearly 15 collective exhibitions of Prison Art. Some notables were... Capitalizing on Justice was a Prisoner Art exhibition in October of 2018, at the Urban Justice Center, in Manhattan, New York City. The exhibition was curated by the Corrections Accountability Project (CAP), a criminal justice advocacy organization. The aim of the exhibition was to raise awareness on the issue of monetary exploitation of prisoners and their families.

SWP Receives Historic $1.2M Grant from the Sex Work Rights Fund

2020-09-21T15:52:50+00:00September 21st, 2020|Press|

SWRF has made a generous donation of $1.2 million to SWP to significantly increase SWP’s capacity, size, scope, and impact. With this gift, SWP is able to hire a Director of Communications, Director of Development, Director of Research, Organizing, and Advocacy, and an Associate Director for State and Local Campaigns, as well as locally based organizing consultants. While continuing to focus on legislative efforts in New York, SWP will also focus on building a statewide campaign in Oregon to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work, partnering with SWR and other national, statewide, and local human rights organizations through 2020 and beyond.