Here you can read the latest press from all of our Projects, and find out about the tremendous work we’re doing every day.
Each of these stories represents lives changed for the better, and we are so proud of our staff for their dedication to the people they serve.
Lessons of loss from Rikers: The inhuman jail must be closed in 2027
NY Daily News"The pain of losing my son has been unimaginable. But it deepens my pain to hear Mayor Adams talking about creating a “Plan B” to closing Rikers, and pointing to shootings like those that killed my son as the reason.” - Peggy Herrera, advocate and member of Freedom Agenda
New Yorkers sound off on lengthy and expensive Brooklyn borough-based jail proposal
Queens Daily Eagle“Six more years of humanitarian catastrophe at Rikers Island is unacceptable,” said Edwin Santana, a community organizer with Freedom Agenda."
Department of Sanitation to take over street-vending enforcement
Fox 5"There are only 853 general vendor licenses – 853! That’s the most random, arbitrary number," exclaimed Mohamed Attia, the managing director of the Street Vendor Project."
Street vendors rally at City Hall, call for industry reform
Caribbean Life“I have long dreamed of owning a food truck where I could sell West African pastries and beignets,” said Marie Rose Goba, Bronx street vendor and member of the Street Vendor Project."
Pols protest Sanitation Department’s new vendor enforcement role
Queens Daily Eagle“I always felt like a criminal being targeted by the NYPD for minor violations that are minimal as being few inches away closer to the crosswalk than on supposed to be,” said...Mohammad Attia, a former vendor who now works at the Street Vendor Project."
Pressure to close Rikers Island by 2027 renews as replacement jail’s delay casts doubt
NY Amsterdam News"Rally speakers included representatives of several organizations involved in the campaign...including Freedom Agenda co-director Darren Mack, who MC’d the demonstration."