Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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!

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!