En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

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!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight