January 23, 2020

The CITY published a report on widespread accessibility problems in applying for Access-A-Ride, New York City’s paratransit service for people with disabilities.  Among other issues, none of the six required assessment locations across the city has aut …

NY Daily News: NYC kids’ sports access disparities persist, new Education Dept. data shows

January 14, 2020

New Department of Education data shows that racial disparities in access to high school sports persist, the New York Daily News reported.  The data released was mandated by a NYLPI-backed bill passed last year. The median number of teams available to a …

NYLPI challenges Fair Fares program for discriminating against people with disabilities

December 30, 2019

An article in the Queens Daily Eagle covered NYLPI’s challenge to the City’s new reduced-fare transit program, Fair Fares, quoting NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Schuyler: But the program will leave out Access-A-Ride users, according to NYLPI. …

City reduces waste capacity after NYLPI-backed legislation and lawsuit to clean up transfer station

December 20, 2019

Empowered by a waste equity law (Local Law 152 of 2018) passed in 2018 with the support of NYLPI’s coalition, the NYC Department of Sanitation has reduced the permitted waste capacity for three transfer stations in Brooklyn.  In 2017, NYLPI sued one of …

USA Today investigation of immigration detention facilities cites NYLPI’s groundbreaking work

December 20, 2019

An in-depth investigation by USA Today into abuses at immigration detention facilities across the country cited NYLPI’s groundbreaking work and quoted NYLPI Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg. The questionable medical conditions inside ICE facilities insp …

Reuters: Infamous New York island jail could have new, green life

December 20, 2019

A Reuters article quoted NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan on the campaign for a Renewable Rikers.  A series of City Council bills would transform the notorious jail into a renewable energy hub. “It’s turning something that has been bleak, may …

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