Longtime New Yorker Files Civil Rights Lawsuit over Injuries Resulting from Inadequate Healthcare in ICE Detention

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 — Longtime New Yorker Geurys Sosa, originally from the Dominican Republic, has filed a lawsuit against Hudson County and those responsible for his medical care while he was confined to immigration detention at Hudson County Correctiona …



NYLPI and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer remind property owners of their snow removal obligations

December 20, 2019

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYLPI (a member of the BP’s Accessibility Taskforce) sent a joint letter on snow removal obligations to the Real Estate Board of New York, the Rent Stabilization Association, the Council of New York Cooperati …



ICE and Local Officials Pay $1.725M after “Discharging and Dumping” Immigrants With Mental Health Diagnoses

November 20, 2019

New York, NY, November 2019—After two major wins on behalf of clients with mental illness who were “discharged and dumped” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention onto New York’s streets without plans for their ongoing mental health ne …



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 …



One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters

August 1, 2019

A year after a wheel flew off a private sanitation truck and killed a driver in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, elected officials, safe streets activists, workers, labor unions, and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition criticized the company’s continued unsafe …



ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …



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