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NYLPI & AARRG! Profiled by New York Community Trust

NYLPI & AARRG! Profiled by New York Community Trust

The work of Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron and Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer Eman Rimawi with the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) was recently profiled in New York Community Trust's (NYCT) Annual Report. AARRG! was started in 2016...

NYLPI Secures Housing Accommodations for Brooklyn Client

NYLPI Secures Housing Accommodations for Brooklyn Client

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) represented BMJ, a woman with multiple sclerosis who encountered numerous accessibility problems in her Brooklyn cooperative apartment, in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act and New York State’s and New York...

NYLPI Celebrates the Re-Opening of Food Scrap Recycling Sites

NYLPI Celebrates the Re-Opening of Food Scrap Recycling Sites

After NYLPI and the Save Our Compost coalition restored $2.9 million for food scrap recycling in the City budget (a mere 10% of the 2019 allocation), community food scrap drop-off sites are gradually reopening. We're celebrating the reopening of the huge Union Square...

NYLPI Joins Community to Condemn Anti-Black Violence

June 3, 2020.  Like you, we watched in horror the incidents of police violence again unfolding this past week and over the weekend. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police brutality during the protests that followed. It was a week of racism, this...

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