Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Print Let's Hang Out

In 2010, the New York State Supreme Court found that the NYPD continued to enforce loitering laws that were ruled unconstitutional back in the 1980s. Have things changed in the past 10 years? What’s loitering? Who has the right to hang out in public space? How do loitering laws impact New Yorkers?

In the winter 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 their school, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what students learned about NYC’s loitering laws, how they impact communities, and how these policies and their enforcement could be transformed.

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?