Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.



NYLPI Applauds Signing of Strong New Lead Protections into Local Law

February 11, 2020

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice Rachel Spector spoke at a bill signing with Mayor de Blasio in support of a package of new laws creating stronger enforcement of protections against toxic lead. NYLPI and coalition partners played a key role in …



New Report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust

November 13, 2019

Our new report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust, details New York City’s continued failure to punish landlords for exposing tenants to dangerous levels of toxic lead dust.  Among other finding …



AM-NY Quotes NYLPI In Lead Enforcement Story

May 9, 2019

AM-NY journalist Sarina Trangle quoted NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, in a story on New York lead enforcement today. Rachel talked about “turnover abatement”, as part of new lead laws, when landlords are required to fix lead …



Gothamist Story on “Predatory Landlords” Cites NYLPI’s Lead Report

January 8, 2019

Gothamist writer and reporter Steven Wishnia focused on the impact of lead on tenants in New York.



Lead Poisoning Report: New York Has Gone 14 Years Without A Single Enforcement Action on Private Lead Inspection Law

September 25, 2018

Ambitious laws to protect the city’s children from lead poisoning have gone without enforcement.



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