My ID

City Studies

My ID

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

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.

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change