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March 2, 2015
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For the second time in the last few years, battle-hardened tenants of an SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) property on the Lower East Side are taking legal action. Those dwelling in 113 Stanton Street filed a lawsuit against the controversial landlord in New York City Housing Court on February 19 for harassment and essentially fostering a dangerous living environment.

February 26, 2015
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Read full article here. February 19, 2015

State and federal laws intended to protect people from being cheated out of their earnings often yield only pieces of paper declaring what they are owed, not actual cash. In a report to be released next week, a coalition of public interest legal groups and labor advocates call for changes in New York’s laws that they believe will give workers a fighting chance to recover stolen wages.

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CDP’s team of experienced attorneys provides a wide range of legal assistance to help advance community groups’ campaigns for social and economic justice. Our main types of legal work include:

Affordable Housing

Data in support of organizing

CDP partners with dozens of grassroots community groups in New York to support their work toward social and economic justice. Not only are we proud to partner with them but we also are proud of their work. To that end, we would like to share a list of some of our partner organizations with links to their important work: