What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

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.

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home