Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Trouble With Your Water Bill?

Public Access Design

Trouble With Your Water Bill?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Print Swept Up

In April 2016, the NYPD raided two Eastchester housing complexes in the Bronx and arrested 120 people. Despite descriptions as the “largest gang takedown in New York City history,” over half the arrestees were never even charged as gang members. How did this all happen? Criminal Conspiracy Laws—originally used to bring down organized crime like the mafia—are being used by NYPD to police youth and charge them with “gang involvement”, simply because of who they know. For many low-income teens of color, basic activities like having friends in one’s neighborhood, are used to justify arrest at alarming rates.

What are criminal conspiracy laws? What’s the NYPD gang database? How do these laws and police practices impact local communities?

In the summer of 2019, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Ro Garrido and students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn to dig deep into criminal conspiracy laws and their impact on local community members, interview stakeholders working on the issue, and create art to show what they learned. The group teamed up with Designer Marcela Szwarc and created the booklet, Swept Up, to educate others and help them get involved in the issue.

Learn more about the project here!

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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Public Access Design

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