Op-Ed: The Energy Behind the Renewable Rikers Vision

December 11, 2019

The Gotham Gazette published an op-ed by Councilmember Costa Constantinides and NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan making the case for a Renewable Rikers Island.  The plan would create a solar farm, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, …



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 …



THE CITY Covers NYLPI Testimony Urging Accessible 911 for People with Disabilities

November 12, 2019

THE CITY quoted Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio in its article, City’s Delayed Response On 911 Overhaul Declared An Emergency, which covered a City Council hearing into the Administration’s abject failure to create an accessible 911 system, inc …



NYLPI Urges Immediate End to Solitary Confinement

November 8, 2019

NYLPI joined partners in signing on to a letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, criticizing the limitations of the Governor’s proposed regulations on solitary confinement and urging the passage of the …



New Proposals On Solitary Confinement Are Woefully Inadequate

October 28, 2019

New rules on solitary confinement in New York still constitute torture under international law, allow for solitary confinement to be too long, and to target vulnerable individuals whose mental health will suffer unconstitutionally as a result. Our Disa …



NYLPI Backs Residential Curbside Pickup Pilot

October 3, 2019

NYLPI, along with a host of other disability justice and other groups, has written to New York Transportation Commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, asking her to consider piloting a residential curbside pickup rule: Despite markedly low car ownership rates, …



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