Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

TGNCY-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNCY-NYC

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

TGNCY-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNCY-NYC