Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Print ¡Recuperalo!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?