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.

The trouble with the correction union: It’s a cheerleader for mass incarceration

October 22nd, 2021|

NY Daily News

“The prison-industrial complex is and has always been at odds with the labor movement, whose leaders have made it perfectly clear where their loyalties lie: with the victims of mass incarceration, not its facilitators. COBA may use the language of labor, but it is not defending the rights of its workers. It is defending the system of mass incarceration that continues to give them influence.”

NYC Street Vendor Project launches a citywide scavenger hunt to help local vendors rebound

October 22nd, 2021|


“Beginning November 14, street food lovers are invited to join their favorite food carts and treats trucks for the first-ever NYC Street Vendor Scavenger Hunt. Participants will get to compete in fun challenges, meet the vendors and, of course, sample the food, to win prizes and help support the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center–the city’s only street vendor organization.”

Street Vendor project opens registration for scavenger hunt

October 21st, 2021|

Queens Daily Eagle

“The Street Vendor Project is celebrating the work of street vendors as community staples next month with a citywide game. ​​The NYC Street Vendor Scavenger Hunt will kick off with a gathering in Corona Plaza on Nov. 14, to invite participants to meet vendors, try new foods and win prizes.”

‘When did you become God?’ Protesters press Bronx DA Clark to act as Rikers Island death toll hits 14

October 19th, 2021|


“With deaths and life-changing injuries continuing to occur at an alarming rate, the advocate groups consisting of #HaltSolitary Campaign, the Freedom Agenda, and more called for the prison to be decarcerated before the number reaches 15.”

Street Vendor Scavenger Hunt to Kick Off in Corona Plaza Next Month

October 19th, 2021|

Sunnyside Post

“The Street Vendor Project said it created the scavenger hunt as a way to encourage New Yorkers to visit their local vendors and help the industry recover from the economic fall-out of COVID-19, while also supporting the organization with its mission to support street vendors.”

New York’s $2.1B Excluded Workers Fund will soon run out. Will it get a boost?

October 19th, 2021|


Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director of the Street Vendor Project, said the fund exists because immigrant workers and their communities across the state fought for it. "For this program to be a true success," she added, "Governor Hochul must ensure that every excluded worker who needs assistance receives it.”