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

October 9th, 2020|

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

October 2nd, 2020|

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

October 1st, 2020|

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.