‘Separate But Unequal System’. Some Homeless Advocates Criticize Changes To NYC’s Right To Shelter

2024-03-25T15:56:43-04:00March 18th, 2024|News|


"In a phone interview, Marika Dias, an attorney who is the managing director of the Safety Net Project, said the settlement agreement effectively creates a “separate but unequal system” that is unavoidably tied to race."

Leave The Kids At Home: Park Slope’s New Cocktail Bar Is For The Parents

2024-03-18T14:43:36-04:00March 18th, 2024|News|


"Hire a street vendor for your next event: The Street Vendor Project, a non-profit working with over 3,000 vendors in New York, has a new initiative meant to connect its members with catering opportunities in the city."

NYPD Ousts Vendors Selling Islamic Goods Just Before Ramadan

2024-03-18T14:36:46-04:00March 15th, 2024|News|

The City

“My biggest fear is that I’ll get arrested for working without a license,” MD Nasir Uddin, who supports his family of five including his three younger siblings, told THE CITY in Bengali through an interpreter from the nonprofit Street Vendor Project."

Corona Plaza Vendors Are Struggling Under The City’s New Restrictions

2024-03-18T14:41:23-04:00March 14th, 2024|News|

Hell Gate

"The reduced hours have also had an impact on the neighborhood's residents, many of whom live in shared rooms without access to a kitchen and rely on street food. "That's really the bread and butter for the vendors," said Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director of the Street Vendor Project. "It's not just income for the vendors. It's also for the community."

NYC Subway Safety Plan Targeting The Homeless Shows Hints Of Promise But Significant Problems

2024-03-11T12:40:25-04:00March 9th, 2024|News|

NY Daily News

"The vast majority of homeless people's interactions with outreach teams don’t result in transport to shelter, according to NYPD data obtained via a Freedom of Information request by the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project."

Rikers Closure Looms While Correction Officials Confront Immediate Problems

2024-03-11T12:43:51-04:00March 8th, 2024|News|


“We’re here because Mayor Adams proposed a budget which is a recipe for keeping Rikers open by maintaining the Department of Corrections bloated budget,” said Darren Mack, co-director, Freedom Agenda at the Urban Justice Center."

NY State Child Abuse Hotline Shortfalls Lead To Unnecessary Investigations: Report

2024-03-11T12:46:53-04:00March 7th, 2024|FPP News, News|

NY Daily News

"Advocates at the New York City Family Policy Project [part of UJC's 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort] are pushing agents who field the calls to ask more questions before putting a family through a traumatic investigation."

Adams Agency Blesses Green Rikers Island While City Hall Scoffs At 2027 Shutdown Deadline

2024-03-11T12:42:14-04:00March 7th, 2024|News|

The City

"Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda at the Urban Justice Center and an organizer of the campaign to close Rikers, described frustration at a climate of disinvestment in city communities that rely on government for services and opportunities."

New York Child Protection Hotline Accepts Maltreatment Allegations At Far Higher Rates Than Other States, New Study Shows

2024-03-11T12:52:33-04:00March 6th, 2024|FPP News, News|

The Intercept

“The consequences are serious,” the report by The New York City Family Policy Project [part of UJC's Social Justice Accelerator 2022-2024 cohort] states. “Families under investigation endure two months of inspections of their homes and bodies, demands for medical and school records, and intrusive interviews with their neighbors, doctors and teachers that can damage their reputation, all while holding their breath, not knowing if their children may be taken.”