Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Print From Cellblock to Your Block

In March 2017, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged to close the Rikers Island jail complex within 10 years and introduced plans to build four new “borough-based” jails in the city. Who decides where jails get built? How do jails impact surrounding neighborhoods? What are the impacts of jails on the incarcerated, their families, and their communities?

In the spring of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok and public high school students from Life Sciences Secondary School to investigate these questions.

Students created public art interventions, surveyed community members near the Manhattan Detention Complex, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what they discovered.

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!