CDP Press Archives pre-2016


[Filipina] trafficking survivor scores victory over abusive employers, ABS-CBN News, December 9, 2015

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On, New York Times, November 27, 2015

A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council, Observer, November 22, 2015

An Interview with CDP's Erin Markman on the People's Budget of PBNYC, Participatory Budgeting Project, November 19, 2015

The Story Behind the Story, New York Foundation blog series, October 26, 2015

Participatory Budgeting Grows in NYC - Why Isn’t Every Council Member Doing It?, Gotham Gazette, October 23, 2015

Bronx Groups Issue Detailed Demands for De Blasio Rezoning, City Limits, October 23, 2015

Residents, city discuss Jerome Ave. construction, Bronx News 12, October 21, 2015

South Bronx residents skeptical of de Blasio rezoning plan, Real Deal, October 21, 2015

Rezoning Worries in South Bronx, Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2015

Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute With the Landlord, New York Times, October 18, 2015

NYCHA Repairs Still Incomplete More Than a Year After Lawsuit, Lawyer Says, DNAinfo, October 7, 2015

Anti-Construction Harassment Coalition Rallies at City Hall For Tenant Safety, Bedford + Bowery, September 30, 2015

New Legislation Introduced to Bolster Tenant Safety, The Lo-Down, September 30, 2015

Bills Aim to Protect Renters During Construction Work, New York Times, September 29, 2015

What’s in a Name? Tenants Accuse Shamco of Illegal Rent Hikes, City Limits, September 16, 2015

Report Finds Non-English-Speaking NYCHA Tenants Get Lost in Translation, Observer, September 15, 2015

What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord?, The Nation, September 15, 2015

Asian immigrant NYCHA tenants struggle to get translation aid for basic repair request, NY Daily News, September 15, 2015

Asian Tenants Need More Language Services From NYCHA: Report, DNAinfo, September 15, 2015

Tenants Who Lost Gas After East Village Explosion Settle With Landlord, Bedford + Bowery, September 11, 2015

State Probing East Village Landlord Accused of Trying to Drive Tenants Out, DNAinfo, August 24, 2015

Listen To A "Relocation Specialist" Try To Force Out Rent Stabilized East Village Tenants, Gothamist, June 17, 2015

Rent Regulations on New York City Apartments Expire on Monday, New York Times, June 14, 2015

Corona Tenants Plan Suit Against Landlord for 'Uninhabitable' Conditions, DNAinfo, June 11, 2015

Tenants at Corona Apartment Building Sue Landlord for ‘Uninhabitable Conditions’, NY1, June 11, 2015

Corona tenants say ‘enough is enough’ by filing lawsuit against landlord, Queens Courier, June 10, 2015

Lower East Side tenants plot to sue landlord, ex-cop-turned-agent over alleged racist taunts, lack of gas, hot water, NY Daily News, May 28, 2015

Tenants Accuse Landlord Of Trying To Muscle Them Out Of East Village Building, CBS New York, May 28, 2015

Rent laws protect tenants and preserves communities, Op-Ed, Times Newsweekly, May 21, 2015

When It Comes to Wage Abuses, It’s Not Just the Nail Salons, New York Times, May 19, 2015

Picking Up the Pieces after East Village Buildings Collapse, City & State, May 18, 2015

Tenants Ask Judge For Contempt Charge Against NYCHA for Overdue Repairs, DNAinfo, May 18, 2015

For justice, workers push big penalties, Queens Chronicle, May 14, 2015

A Call to Ban Landlords’ Non-Rent Fees to Tenants, Op-Ed, City Limits, May 11, 2015

Brooklyn Tenants Receive a Judgment in a Heating Dispute, New York Times, May 2, 2015

Stop landlords from charging rent-stabilized tenants extra fees, advocates say, Crain's New York, April 30, 2015

Tenant Coalition Files Four Lawsuits Against Landlord for Harassment, DNAinfo, April 20, 2015

Participatory Budgeting Opens Up Voting to the Disenfranchised and Denied, New York Times, April 17, 2015

Voting for 2014-2015 Participatory Budgeting Cycle Begins, City Limits, April 10, 2015

Auto body shops neighboring Citi Field finally agree to vacate, paving way for $3B mall, Crain's New York, March 26, 2015

Tenants angry at landlord for heatless winters protest outside his home, Pix 11 News, March 14, 2015

Mahfar Tenants at 113 Stanton Street Sue SMA Equities for Toxic Lead Levels 200 Times Legal Limit (Plus Asbestos), Bowery Boogie, March 2, 2015

Stanton St. Building Had Above 200 Times the Legal Limit for Lead: Lawsuit, DNAinfo, March 2, 2015

Tenants of 113 Stanton St. Sue Samy Mahfar Over Toxic Dust, The Lo-Down, March 2, 2015

¿Por qué los inmigrantes hispanos cierran sus cuentas bancarias?, Associated Press, February 26, 2015

Brecha entre bancos e inmigrantes en Queens, Queens Latino, February 26, 2015

Inmigrantes disconfían de las instituciones bancarias, El Diario, February 25, 2015

Northwest Queens immigrants shun banks, Times Ledger, February 26, 2015

Many New York immigrants close bank accounts or avoid them, citing language barriers or high transaction fees, new study found, NY Daily News, February 25, 2015

Wage Theft Runs Rampant In New York: Report, International Business Times, February 25, 2015

Workers Win Court Cases, But Can’t Recover Stolen Wages, WNYC, February 25, 2015

NY Wage Theft Victims Win Justice, But Money Remains Elusive, Gothamist, February 20, 2015

Awarded Stolen Wages, Workers Struggle to Collect, New York Times, February 19, 2015

Tenants Battle Landlords and Bureaucracy in Housing Court, City Limits, February 2, 2015

A Year After Suing Their Landlord, Brooklyn Tenants Still Lack Heat, New York Times, January 22, 2015


Tenants Rip Program Tying Rent Hikes to Landlord Investments, City Limits, December 19, 2014

Push to Provide Lawyers in New York City Housing Court Gains Momentum, New York Times, December 16, 2014

NYCHA Tenants Share Their Stories of Battling Mold, NY Daily News, December 14, 2014

Op-Ed: Preparing for Another Sandy on the Lower East Side, City Limits, November 28, 2014

Learning From Hurricane Sandy: LES Ready! Releases Report, The Lo-Down, November 17, 2014

A.G. Schneiderman Secures Agreement Shuttering Company that Engaged in Unlawful Tenant Harrassment, Long Island Exchange, October 28, 2014

Many Residents Now Can Shape How Money is Spent, But Will They?, NY City Lens, October 26, 2014

Morris Houses Residents Living in Apartments with Holes, Leaks, and Roaches,  DNA Info, October 6, 2014

Bronx NYCHA Tenants Sue for Repairs,  The Epoch Times, September 29, 2014

Morris Houses Plagued With Leaks, Mold and Roaches, Lawsuit Says,  DNA Info, September 29, 2014

Bronx NYCHA tenants to rally for home repairs, AM New York, September 28, 2014

This smart thermostat wants to turn up the heat on slumlords, The Verge, August 27, 2014

Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!, Op-Ed in City Limits, July 25, 2014

Survey: Nearly half of the city's food manufacturing workers have been injured on the job, NY Daily News, June 24, 2014

Facing Pressure From Tenant Groups, Board Is Set to Vote on Rent Freeze, New York Times, June 22, 2014

Embattled Landlord Seeks $36M for LES Former Day Care Site, Commercial Observer, June 10, 2014

Bronx tenants have had enough of 'non-rent fees', NY Daily News, May 20, 2014

Rent Guidelines Board sets stage for potential rent freeze on 1-year rent stabilized leases, NY Daily News, May 6, 2014

Report: NYCHA Needs to Gear Up for the Next Sandy,” City Limits, March 13, 2014

Sandy Left Scars on Housing, Report Says,” Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2014

17 months after Hurricane Sandy, NYCHA residents are still waiting for repairs: report,” NY Daily News, March 11, 2014

More NYers Can’t Afford Housing in NYC,” AM New York, March 11, 2014

Willets Point Shops Ink Deal,” Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2014

Renters Hope for Promised Freeze as de Blasio Prepares to Fill Guidelines Board,” New York Times, March 9, 2014

Latina-Run Co-Op Empowers Its Members,” NPR, February 23, 2014

Consumer Affairs Dept. must make immigrant concerns a top priority,” NY Daily News, February 12, 2014

Claim Against Indian Diplomat Has Echoes of Previous Cases,” New York Times, January 9, 2014

Drug Users Say Legal Syringes Sometimes Confiscated,” AM New York, January 8, 2014

For Some Tenants, Only Thing Heating Up Is a Temper,” New York Times, January 7, 2014

After 20-Year Fight, Bronx Community Wins Big on Development Project Committed to Living Wages and Local EconomyYes Magazine, January 3, 2014


“Inquilinos en El Bronx denuncian cargos en renta”, El Diario, September 19, 2013

“Mt. Eden residents claim landlords adding extra fees,” Bronx News 12, September 14, 2013.

“Nonrent Fees for Bronx Tenants Are Focus of Advocates’ Report,” The New York Times, September 13, 2013.

“NYC officials, foes testify on Willets Point plans,” Bloomberg Business Week, July 11, 2013.

“City returns to shutter more Willets shops,”Times Ledger, June 20, 2013.

“Department of Buildings shuts 10 more properties in the Iron Triangle,”NY Daily News, June 19, 2013.

“New report shows how job programs have failed youth,”Amsterdam News, June 17, 2013.

“Marshall mulls Willets plan as litigation looms in offing,” Times Ledger, June 13, 2013.

“NYCHA Plan for Private Developers is Resisted,” Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2013.

“Group suit against NYCHA forces agency to begin repairs at Smith Houses,” NY Daily News, June 10, 2013.

“Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase Says Minimum Wage Bill Divides Workers, Subsidizes Employers and Corporations,” WBAI Pacifica Radio, May 30, 2013.

“HIV/AIDS patients in NYC forced to choose between paying for rent or basic needs,” Metro, May 19, 2013.

“Entre la espada y la pared,” El Diario, May 18, 2013.

“NYCHA Residents Sue Over Slow Repairs,” NY1, May 7, 2013.

“NYCHA refuses to make repairs on apartments and is blackmailing tenants: lawsuit,” NY Daily News, May 7, 2013.

“Tenants at Smith Houses Allege Retaliation by NYCHA; Lawsuit Filed,” The Lo-Down, May 7, 2013.

“Participatory Budgeting Brings in Women and Minority Voters, Study Shows,” DNAinfo, May 1, 2013.

"City Council Testimony," Ted De Barbieri, given May 1, 2013.

“Robo-Signed Collection Cases Under Fire,” Fox Business, April 26, 2013.

Press release: “DLA Piper and Urban Justice Center Congratulate the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance on their Historic Community Benefits Agreement,” April 23, 2013.

“Be Our Guest: Participatory budgeting gives voters a voice in government spending and could curb corruption,” New York Daily News, April 22, 2013.

Editorial, page 6, Southeast Queens Press, Volume 14, Issue 15, April 12-18, 2013.

“Future of Programs Murky,” Queens Tribune, April 12th, 2013.

“NY: Former Transit Worker Files Lawsuit for Religious Harassment and Discrimination,” Eurasia Review, April 3, 2013.

"Housing Court Crisis Demands Action,” City Limits, March 28th, 2013.

“Report calls for court reform,” New York Amsterdam News, March 21st, 2013.

“Tenants boycott NYCHA land lease pitch,” Crain’s New York Business, March 20th, 2013

“Smith Tenant Association Boycotting Tonight’s NYCHA Meeting,” The Lo-Down, March 20th, 2013

“Tenant organizers claim that a crushing caseload,confusion and few tenant lawyers make Bronx Housing Court favor landlords,” The Daily News, March 18th, 2013

“Residents accuse landlords of ‘nightmare’ living conditions,” Metro NY, March 18th, 2013.

“Report: 11K Bronx Families Evicted Last Year,” News 12, March 15th, 2013

“Report Says Bronx Rent Disputes Favor Landlords,” The New York Times, March 15, 2013

“Tenants at 143 Ludlow Sue Samy Mahfar; Illegal Rooftop Still Happening,” Bowery Boogie, March 7, 2013

“House Fall Down: LES Tenants Sue Developer Over Dangerous Living Conditions,” The New York Observer, March 6, 2013

“Tenants at 143 Ludlow claim landlord driving them out with unsafe conditions,” The Real Deal, March 6, 2013

On anniversary of Williamsburg factory worker death, activists call for action,” Brooklyn Spectator, January 29, 2013

“Vigilia por trabajador de tortilleria Chinantla,” El Diario, January 25, 2013


"Protect Immigrants’ Rights- By Making them Owners,” The Brooklyn Bureau, November 14, 2012

 ”Mayor Has Too Much Power Over NYC School System, Say Critics,” The Epoch Times, October 25, 2012

“Non-profit investigates fraud against Latin American immigrants,” The Queens Courier, October 17, 2012

“Teacher group looks past 2013 to mayoral control’s sunset date,” Gotham Schools, October 17, 2012

“Denuncian estafa a migrantes en NY,” El Universal, October 12, 2012

“Community Activists in Queens are calling for rules for employment agencies ripping off immigrants,” WBAI Evening News, October 11, 2012

“Algunas agencias de empleo e inmigration estafan a miles,” NY1 Noticias, October 11, 2012

“Urgen limpiar a Queens de negocios que entrampan a hispanos,” El Diario, October 11, 2012

“Probe reveals rampant ripoffs hitting immigrants,” NY Daily News, October 11, 2012

“Rooftop farm opens at East Village school building,” Metro, October 10, 2012

“Comunidades de Nueva York toman control del presupuesto,” El Diario, September 21, 2012

“City Council ‘participatory budgeting’ to expand,” the New York World, September 21, 2012

“Activists demand Phillippine consulate in NYC probe maid trafficking,” NY Daily News, September 13, 2012

“Tenants of 11 Allen Fight to Remain in Chinatown Home,” The Lo-Down, September 6, 2012

“Large Rats Scurry Through Building,” NBC 4 New York, August 17, 2012 (Video is embedded in middle of article.)

“Inquilinos demandan a la NYCHA,” El Diario, August 17, 2012

“Bronx Public Housing Tenants Complain of Rat Infestation,” CBS New York, August 16, 2012

“S. Asian workers underpaid: Study,” Times Ledger, July 27, 2012

"South Asian Workers Detail Employer Abuses,” Queens Chronicle, July 26, 2012

“Maria Montealegre, On Way to Becoming Legal Immigrant, Still Faces Homelessness,” Village Voice, July 25, 2012

"South Asians step up for workers’ rights,” The Queens Courier, July 25, 2012

"Desi Workers in NY: Underpaid, Overworked,” News India Times, July 24, 2012

“South Asian workers in New York City exploited and underpaid, says report,” The Guardian, July 19, 2012

“Report reveals hardships faced by South Asian workers,” NY Daily News, July 18, 2012

“I Fought the Landlord and the Landlord Won,” Village Voice, July 18, 2012

"Mujeres de El Bronx sin gas desde día de las madres,” El Diario, June 26, 2012

“The Uphill Battle to Enforce Domestic Workers’ Rights,” The Nation, June 12, 2012

“Law Giving Domestic Workers More Rights Slow to Take Hold,” WNYC News Blog, June 4, 2012

“Residents of two Bronx public housing developments threaten to sue Housing Authority for overdue repairs,” NY Daily News, May 24, 2012

“Sen. Klein, DA Johnson back ‘Bawdy House Bill’ that would get prosecutors involved with eviction lawsuits,” NY Daily News, May 11, 2012

”As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles,”Voices of NY, April 30, 2012.

“Direct Democracy Comes to Harlem,” Bill Moyers, April 16, 2012

”The Voters Speak: Yes to Bathrooms,” The New York Times, April 6, 2012

”Communities and CBOs Benefit from Participatory Budgeting Project,” New York Nonprofit Press, April 6, 2012

“Putting In Their 2 Cents,” The New York Times, March 30, 2012

“City Probe Uncovered Operator’s Power,” City Limits, March 13, 2012

“Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and other new laws protecting nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home employees,” Slate, February 22, 2012

“Normandy denied permission to hike rents at Bronx housing complex,” The Real Deal, January 26, 2012

“State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz still pushing tenant bill 10 years after tragic death of Bronx boy in apartment blaze,” NY Daily News, January 24, 2012

“Chinatown Residents Face Eviction Under New Landlord,” NY1 News, January 12, 2012

“Chinatown Residents Face Eviction Under New Landlord,” NY1 News, January 12, 2012



“Bronx Tenants Left Without Gas Since August,” WNYC, December 22, 2011

“Tenants at Mount Eden building in Bronx sue landlord, protest lack of cooking gas Christmas,” NY Daily News, December 22, 2011

“Mixed Evidence of Methadone Crackdown,” City Limits, December 20, 2011

“Absentee slumlord in the Bronx forced to cede control of Fordham building in big victory for tenants,” NY Daily News, December 15, 2011

“Bronx tenants battle absentee slumlord due in court to post $50,000 to keep control of building,” NY Daily News, December 14, 2011

”New group hopes to enlist immigrants into Occupy Wall Street movement,” NY Daily News, December 10, 2011

“Chinatown area has become ‘the last cool neighborhood’ in Manhattan,” The Real Deal, December 1, 2011

“Changes in Chinatown Worry Some Residents,” The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2011

“Study: Chinatown Residents, Business Owners Under Pressure From Gentrification,” NY1, December 1, 2011

"Cool Arrives in a Slice of Chinatown,” The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2011

"More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses,” Gotham Gazette, November 17, 2011

“Labor trafficking victims of diplomats launch campaign in the US,” Bulatlat, November 16, 2011

‘Start chopping,’ pols say on E. 5th too-tall tenement,” The Villager, October 20, 2011

"Advocates Call on City to Remove Illegal East Village Penthouse Addition,” DNAinfo, October 19, 2011

"From a Brooklyn Street Corner, a Women’s Cleaning Cooperative Grows,” New York Times, October 12, 2011

"Harm Reduction Coalition Weekly Podcast,” Interview with VOCAL-NY Members, October 12, 2011

"City’s promises of hot water in winter leave Bronx housing tenants cold,” NY Daily News, October 6, 2011

“Public Housing Residents Deserve Better,” Thirteen, Op-Ed by CDP’s Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell,August 10, 2011

“New survey says City Housing Authority fails at public housing upkeep; leaks, pests persist,” New York Daily News, August 8, 2011

“Residents Give NYCHA Lousy Grades,” New York Daily News, August 8, 2011

“Housing Authority Residents Criticize Living Conditions,” NY1 News, August 8, 2011

“Housing Authority Residents Criticize Living Conditions,” NY1 News, August 8, 2011

“Public Housing Residents Give NYCHA a Failing Grade,” WNYC, August 8, 2011

“NYC Housing Authority receives bad report card,” ABC7 News, August 8, 2011

“NYC Housing Authority receives bad report card,” ABC7 News, August 8, 2011

“City’s maintenance of public housing is unacceptable: survey,” The Real Deal Online, August 8, 2011

"Tenant Suit to Oppose New School in Harlem,” New York Times, July 20, 2011

“South Bronx Greening,” BronxTalk, April 25, 2011

“New report says hiring NYCHA tenants for green jobs, repairs would lower unemployment, save money,” New York Daily News, April 20, 2011

“Informe Destaca Problemas en el Sur del Bronx,” El Diario, April 15, 2011

“Lawsuit Challenges City's Choice for Developer of Greenpoint Hospital Site,” Greenpoint Press, April 7, 2011

“Tenants try to oust one of NY’s worst slumlords,” crain’s new york, April 7, 2011

“City Made Sly Deal With Developer, Claims Lawsuit,” Epoch Times, April 5, 2011

“Tenants fear unaffordable takeover on LES,” crains New York Business, February 24, 2011

“LES Tenants Sue Landlord; Apthorp Names Creative Director,” Curbed, January 20, 2011

“In the South Bronx, Blight Returns to a Rehabilitated Block,” New York Times, January 6, 2011



“Workers sue owners of Chinatown restaurant, claim were paid $1.27 an hour, no overtime ,” New York Daily News, November 10, 2010

“Let’s Play, “Who’s My Landlord?,” The Village Voice, November 3, 2010

“Trabajadoras domesticas en la lucha,” Hoy!, October 28, 2010

“Collective Bargaining is Necessary Next Step for Domestic Workers,” UJC Press Release, October 28, 2010

“Borough President Marty Markowitz says cost is too steep for $3.9 million housing project,” New York Daily News, October 27, 2010

“Time to Bargain, Say New York’s Domestic Workers,” Labor, October 27, 2010

“New Report from Domestic Workers United & Urban Justice Center: Collective Bargaining is Necessary Step for Domestice Workers,” UJC Press Advisory, October 27, 2010

“Mr. Landlord, Tear Down That Penthouse,” NY Times, August 4, 2010

“Activists Say Yankees Not Living Up to Their End of Agreement; Lawsuit May Follow,”Huffington Post, July 21, 2010

“Activists Say Yankees Not Living Up to Their End of Agreement; Lawsuit May Follow,” Bronx News Network, July 21, 2010

“Comunidad pide a Yankees cumplir promesas,” El Diario NY, July 16, 2010

“South Bronx Coalition demands transparency from the New York Yankees,”, July 16, 2010

“Dead Boss Still Stiffing Bronx From Beyond the Grave?,” Village Voice, July 15, 2010

“Woman says Indian official, hubby held her in ‘slavery’,” New York Post, July 2, 2010

“The State of Public Housing (audio),” The Brian Lehrer Show, June 18, 2010
Direct link to MP3 of show.

“The State of Public Housing,” The Brian Lehrer Show, June 18, 2010
Alexa Kasdan, director of research and policy at the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project, and Agnes Rivera, board member at Community Voices Heard and a resident of the Wagner Houses in East Harlem, discuss their report “We Call These Projects Home: Solving the Housing Crisis from the Ground Up”.

“Debt Deception: How Debt Buyers Abuse the Legal System to Prey on Lower-Income New Yorkers,” UJC Press Release, May 24, 2010

“Queens homeowners sue Chase to gain relief from foreclosure,”, May 24, 2010

“We Call These Projects Home,” Huffington Post, May 19, 2010

“We Call These Projects Home,” UJC Press Release, May 18, 2010

“We Call These Projects Home,” Right to the City, May 17, 2010

“Another push to turn luxury condos into affordable housing, but cost is unclear; report proposes eminent domain for condos but slams it for AY,” Atlantic Yards Report, May 12, 2010

“Edificios de lujo para desamparados,” El Diario, May 12, 2010

“Vacant Luxury Apartments Could Come Within Reach,” The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2010

“Taxes take hit in luxury condo bust: study,” NY Daily News, May 12, 2010

“Chase’s Foreclosure Disgrace,” The Nation, May 11, 2010

“Empty Condo Buildings Don’t Pay Taxes, Report Says,” Curbed NY, May 11, 2010

“4,000 new luxury condos sitting vacant,” Crain’s New York Business, May 11, 2010

“New Report: Over 4,000 Luxury Units in Six NYC Neighborhoods,” UJC Press Release, May 11, 2010

“Luxe condos clogging city – what to do?,” Metro International, May 10, 2010

“Chase Sued by HAMP Rejects,” Housing Watch, May 6, 2010

“Frustrated homeowners sue JPMorgan Chase over mortgage loan mess,” NY Daily News, May 5, 2010

“Chase sued in NYC for denying foreclosure relief,” Crain’s New York Business, May 4, 2010

“New lawsuit charges JPMorgan with denying home loan modifications,” The Real Deal, May 4, 2010

“Suit Highlights Risks in Loan Modification Program,” Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2010

“Chase Sued AGAIN Over Mortgage Modifications Gone Wrong,” Huffington Post, May 4, 2010

“JP Morgan Chase Illegally Denying Homeowners Foreclosure Relief,” UJC Press Release, May 4, 2010
NYC Homeowners Sue Chase for Unexplained Delays & Denials of Permanent Modifications under Federal Program, Including after Months of ‘Trial Payments’

“Report: Public Housing Works, When You Invest In It,” RaceWire, May 2010

“Three Suits Claim Labor-Law Violations,” New York Times, April 14, 2010

“Tenant Activists Slap Landlord, Win Big Bucks,” Village Voice, April 12, 2010

“Bronx tenants sue to oust their landlord,” Crain’s New York Business, April 1, 2010


“UJC on Senator Duane’s Show in the Neighborhood,” State Senator Tom Duane’s Office, March 1, 2010

“New Report: Syringe Access Program Participants Cite Policing Practices as Barrier to Public Health,” Press Release, January 29, 2010

“Murky laws endangering New York’s syringe exchange programs: study,” New York Daily News, January 29, 2010

“Real Estate Group Harassed Tenants to Gentrify: Cuomo,” NBC4 New York, January 28, 2010

“Tishman, BlackRock To Skip Stuyvesant Town Payment ,” Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2010

“Court victory for Bronx tenants forces landlord to rescind recent increases,” New York Daily News, January 6, 2010

“Bronx Tenants Win Injunction, as Judge Cites Stuy Town Case,” WNYC, January 6, 2010

“Bronx tenants win case citing Stuy Town,” Crain’s New York Business, January 5, 2010




“Activists Rally Againist ‘Food Desert’ in Downtown Brooklyn,” The Indypendent, December 23, 2009

“Brooklyn’s Food Desert,” Greenpoint Star, December 21, 2009

“Grocery grumbles in Downtown Brooklyn,” New York Post, December 16, 2009

“Grocery Options Not Meeting needs in Downtown Brooklyn, Survey Says; Rally Planned,”Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 15, 2009

“Flush in a Recession, a Bronx Landlord Is Ready to Shop ,” New York Times, November 19, 2009

“Bronx tenants file suit against landlord,” ABC 7, November 17, 2009

“Condo Glut,” WNYC, November 12, 2009

“Groups Urge Opening of Vacant Condos to the Poor,” New York Times, November 4, 2009

“Right to the City-New York survey: 601 condo buildings in distress in NYC, more than formerly noted,” New York Daily News, October 29, 2009

“Survey Finds 601 Troubled Condo Projects,” Crain’s New York Business, October 27, 2009

“Arrested Development: Dueling Stalled Construction Lists,” Curbed, October 27, 2009

“Eight Years on and 9/11 Clean-up Workers Still Coughing ,” Epoch Times, October 21, 2009

“Group Urges Action in Wake of Latest WTC Health Report NY 1 News,” NY1, October 21, 2009

“Coalition calls for expanded health care for Ground Zero resident,” Free Speech Radio News, October 19, 2009

“Fighting Waterfront Gentrification With Colorful Renderings!,” Curbed, October 19, 2009

“Valazquez, Community Groups Press City to Revise Waterfront Plan,” The Low-Down, October 19, 2009

“New Survey Shows More Illnesses Linked to 9/11,” NBC New York, October 2009

“Continua la lucha en Willets Point,” NY Al Dia, September 23, 2009

“Willets Point pide justicia,” El Diario, September 23, 2009

“Small businesses at Willets Point demand to be moved en masse,” New York Daily News, September 23, 2009

“Report slams planning process at Willets Point,”, September 22, 2009

“Empresarios latinos de Willets Point piden ayuda,” NY1 Noticias, September 22, 2009

“Local Right to the City Coalition Releases Policy Platform for New York,” The Indypendent, September 20, 2009

“Cleaning Up,” Indypendent, September 18, 2009

“Garment workers protest LIC sweatshops,” Crain’s New York Business, August 11, 2009

“Energy-Billing Practice Raises Tenants’ Ire,” New York Times, July 20, 2009

“FIERCE switches from protest signs to PowerPoint,” The Villager, June 24, 2009

“Labor group targets another upscale eatery,” Crain’s New York Business, June 16, 2009

“An Unlikely Rescuer from the Jaws of Debt,” Village Voice, June 10, 2009

“Asthma Act Will Help Tenants Breathe Easier,” Brooklyn Rail, June 2009

“Workers sue LI nail salon owners over pay, breaks,” Newsday, May 5, 2009

“Chinatown Looks for a Way to Survive and Thrive,” Gotham Gazette, April 20, 2009

“City Closes More Willets Points Businesses,” Epoch Times, April 16, 2009

“Willets Pt. Rallies Under Citi’s Shadow,” Queens Tribune, April 16, 2009

“Business Owners Protest Outside Citi Field,” NY1, 13 April 2009

“A Legal Advocate for Social Justice,” New York Times, April 13, 2009

“Small Business: Suffering in Good Times and Bad,” Gotham Gazette, March 30, 2009

“Fierce-ly Seeking Safe Harbor on the Waterfront,” City Limits , March 23, 2009

“Bloomberg Signs Law Aimed At Debt Collection Abuses,” New York Law Journal, March 19, 2009

“Ollie’s to Pay $2.3 Million in Back Wages,” New York Times, March 18, 2009

“At a Pier to Be Redone, Gay Youth Seek a Haven,” New York Times, March 15, 2009

“Council allots 50Gs to help Island juvenile diabetes patients,” Staten Island Advance, March 12, 2009

“Inquilinos demandan a casero en El Bronx,” El Diario, March 11, 2009

“See you in court: tenants,” New York Daily News, March 11, 2009

“Top gripe: Debt collectors,” Metro NY, March 6, 2009

“Chinatown divided: Luxury developers battle tenants and small-business owners,” New York Daily News, March 5, 2009

“Chinatown’s Residents Face Gentrification and Harassment,” Epoch Times, March 4, 2009

“Special-District Zoning Is Urged for Chinatown,” New York Times City Room Blog, March 4, 2009

“Paying Their Debt to Society, and Then Some,” City Limits, March 2, 2009

“Proponen ley contra cobradores,” El Diario/La Prensa, February 26, 2009

“Bill Proposes Expanded Debt Collection Oversight,” New York Law Journal, February 26, 2009

“Consumer Affairs May Regulate Debt Collectors,” CBS 2, February 25, 2009

“Harassment Is Focus of Chinatown Tenants’ Suit,” City Room, New York Times, February 18, 2009

“Tremont tenants notch a victory as judge names,” New York Daily News, February 9, 2009

“Rezonificación provoca temores,” El Diario, February 3, 2009

“Small Businesses of Rezoned Lower East Side in Trouble,” Epoch Times, February 2, 2009

“Angry Tenants Sue Largest Landlord In Bronx,” CBS 2, January 23, 2009

“Decenas de inquilinos demandan a casero,” El Diario, January 23, 2009

“Bronx tenants plan to sue landlord over six month gas outage,” Daily News, January 23, 2009

“Crotona Park resident left in the cold,”, January 16, 2009

“Columbia University Expansion Has West Harlem Residents Fearful,” NYC Pavement Pieces (NYU Dept. of Journalism), January 8, 2009



“More Workers Join Suit Against Renaissance Salon,” Darien News Review, December 24, 2008

“Added stories on tenements’ tops are illegal, board rules,” The Villager, December 10, 2008

“East Village penthouses get ax,” Daily News, November 25, 2008

“Bronx Landlord Sued,” NY1, October 21, 2008

“Mendez, Silver say added floors must be severed,” The Villager, October 15, 2008

“Case of Tenant vs. Landlord Unfolds in Bronx,” WCBSTV 2, September 24, 2008

“Turning Tables on Landlords,” New York Post, September 3, 2008

“Bronx Residents Sue Landlord To Get Control of ‘Slum’ Building,” WGBO Radio, September 2, 2008

“Frustrated Residents Sue Owners,” New York Daily News, September 2, 2008

“Anti-Slapp Ruling Cheers Tenant Advocates,” City Limits, August 18, 2008

“Former Brooklyn small business owners: rezoning pushed us out,” New York Daily News, August 12, 2008

“Evicted Brooklyn Businesses Suffer,” WYNC, August 1, 2008

“Court Rejects Landlord Suit Against Tenant Organizers,” New York Law Journal, July 24, 2008

“Straight Talk About Debt Collection Lawsuits,” On The Money, July 17, 2008

“Community Leaders Take On Landlord,” NY1, May 28, 2008

“Tenants Roiled By Challenges on Residency,” The New York Times, May 27, 2008

“9-11 Health Forum at Manhattan Community College,” Fox 5, April 13, 2008

“9/11 Health Forum,” Downtown Express, April 11, 2008

“Dancers for Hire at Queens Club Claim Wage Violations,” New York Times, April 10, 2008

“Restaurants: New York City Council Bill Would Tie Restaurant Permits to Labor Practices,”Daily Labor Report, April 7, 2008

“Freezing Tenants Put Heat on Landlord With Takeover Action,” The Village Voice, March 4, 2008

“Court Rules Waiters Are Entitled to Fees Disguised as Tips,” New York Times, February 15, 2008




“NYCLA Launches Major Pro Bono Efforts,” New York Lawyer, December 28, 2007

“A YIMBY Crowd Rallies on the Lower East Side,” The New York Times, December 20, 2007

“Free With Registration: Civil Court Adds Safeguards For Consumers Sued for Debt,” The New York Law Journal, December 11, 2007

“Subprime Cards’ High Fees Can Add to Debt Troubles,” USA Today, November 26, 2007

“N.Y. Banks Are Abusing the Power to Seize Money,” The New York Daily News, November 11, 2007

“The New Battle Against Gentrification,” Gotham Gazette, August 24, 2007

‘Slaves’ of New York Eatery,” New York Daily News, July 25, 2007

“Employees File Suit Against Owners Of Upper West Side Restaurant,” NY1, July 24, 2007

“Man Wins Right To Sue Mueller, Aschcroft,” New York Sun, June 15, 2007

“Restaurant Ratings with Workers in Mind,” City Limits, June 4, 2007

“Council Passes Bill Enabling City to Fix Worst Buildings,” New York Times, May 31, 2007

“Judge Approves $1 Million Fee Request in Eatery Workers’ Case,” New York Law Journal, May 15, 2007

“Slumlord Showdown,” The Village Voice, April 17, 2007

“An ‘Act’ That Means Action: Housing Bill Requires Repairs,” City Limits, April 16, 2007

“Where Delivery Is a Mainstay, a Rebellion Over Pay,” The New York Times, April 15, 2007

“Proposed Council Bill Gives Tenants Power,” am New York, April 13, 2007

“City to Seek Broader Power Over Buildings,” New York Times, April 12, 2007

“Wins Galvanize Workers at City’s Asian Eateries,” City Limits, April 9, 2007

“Ollie’s Restaurant Workers Sue, Complaining of Underpayment,” The New York Times, March 30, 2007

“Ollie’s workers claim discrimination was on the menu,” Fox News, March 29, 2007
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“UWS Asian-Food Crisis Spreads as Labor Problems Hit Ollie’s, Too,” New York Magazine, March 29, 2007

“Suit Spotlights Abuse of Immigrant Workers,” New York Daily News, March 22, 2007

“Six Philanthropies Join 9/11 Neediest Cases Campaign,” New York Times Press Release, February 25, 2007

“Chinatown Waiters Probono Case,” NY Law Journal, February 09, 2007


“Chinatown Restaurant is Served with $700,000 Fine for Biting Tab,” Downtown Express, February 09, 2007

“Chinatown Waiters Win $700,000 in Stolen Tips,” NY1, February 07, 2007
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“Waiters Win $700,000 in Back Tips,” NY Law Journal, February 05, 2007

“Justice scales tip for waiters,” New York Daily News, February 04, 2007

“Chinatown Tip Thieves’ 700G Slap,” New York Post, February 03, 2007

“New Law Requires Hospitals To Offer Discounts To Uninsured,” NY1, January 17, 2007

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“Help Yourself to Health Care: New State Law Broadens Access,” City Limits, January 16, 2007



“Landlord-tenant fight over add-on penthouse,” amNewYork, November 16, 2006

“Innocent, but treated as a terrorist,” New York Daily News, October 8, 2006

“U.S. Seeks Immunity in 9/11 Detention Case,” New York Law Journal, October 5, 2006

“Judges Zero In on Treatment of a Detainee,” The New York Times, October 5, 2006

“Pakistani’s Claims of Prison Abuse Before Federal Appeals Court,” WNYC, October 5, 2006

“Good Government Speaks Many Languages,” Gotham Gazette, October 2, 2006

“Tackling one woman’s housing loan woes,” Seven’s on Your Side, August 25, 2006
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“Housing Code Enforcement in Need of Repair,” Gotham Gazette, August 9, 2006

“Landlords, Think Before You ‘Slapp,” City Limits, July 10, 2006

“Marching to Their Own DRUM,” Daily News, June 06, 2006

“Tenant Woes Hushed By Language Bar,” Newsday, June 01, 2006

“Nine Former Workers Sue a Brooklyn Supermarket For Back Pay,” The New York Times, May 25, 2006

“Big Cases, Small Pay and a Lawyer Happy With Both,” The New York Times, May 05, 2006

“The City’s latest Hirings, Firings, and Retirings,” City Limits, April 10, 2006

“Big Chinatown Restaurant Accused of Siphoning Tips,” The New York Times, April 6, 2006

“U.S. Agrees to Pay Egyptian Man $300K For Post-9/11 Detention in Unprecedented Settlement,” Democracy Now!, March 1, 2006

“U.S. Is Settling Detainee’s Suit in 9/11 Sweep,” The New York Times, February 28, 2006




Ashcroft Questioned,” WNYC Radio, September 30, 2005
Haeyoung Yoon, staff attorney with the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center on their defense of Egyptian Ehab Elmaghraby and Pakistani immigrant Javaid Iqbal and Rachel Meeropol, attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights on their class action suit accusing the Bush administration of targeting non-citizens for investigation into potential ties to terrorism.

“Judge Upholds Lawsuit by Two Muslim Men,” The Washington Post, September 29, 2005

“Top Officials Told to Testify in Muslims’ Suit,” The New York Times, September 29, 2005

“Security on the Domestic Front,” The Village Voice, April 26, 2005

“Report Says Most City Restaurant Workers Aren’t Paid What They Deserve,” NY1, January 25, 2005

“In $8 Billion Restaurant Industry, a Study Finds Mostly ‘Bad Jobs’,” New York Times, January 25, 2005

“Say minorities get worst eatery jobs,” New York Daily News, January 25, 2005

“Two Restaurants to Pay Workers $164,000,” New York Times, January 12, 2005

“Worried About the Wage: Will New Law Be Enforced?,” City Limits, January 10, 2005




“Gardeners Granted a Green Light; New Sites End City Suit,” New York Daily News, December 6, 2004

“A Visa Case With a Twist: 9/11; Illegal Immigrants Testified to Try to Stay in U.S.,” The New York Times, September 16, 2004

“2 Men Charge Abuse in Arrests After 9/11 Terror Attack,” The New York Times, May 3, 2004

“Women Complain of Hellish Life at Upscale Spa,” The New York Times, April 9, 2004



“No Taking Orders Anymore,” City Limits, November 2003


“Hospital Holiday: Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars,” The Village Voice, May 28, 2003


“FEMA’s Latest Bungle: P.O. Box for 9/11 Aid Shut for Nonpayment,” The New York Times, November 27, 2002

“Dispute Over Statistics Emerges in Sept. 11 Grants Program,” The New York Times, November 1, 2002

“Public Frustration Persists Over 9/11 Relief Program,” The New York Times, October 12, 2002

“9/11 Aid Missed the Poor,”, October 3, 2002

“Desamparados de NY son los pobres de los pobres,” El Diario, September 28, 2002

“Nueva York tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre: Pobreza llega a niveles criticos,” El Diario, September 27, 2002

“Relief for Sept. 11,” The New York Times, May 30, 2002

“Change in Rules Barred Many From Sept. 11 Disaster Relief,” The New York Times, April 26, 2002

“For Red Cross, a New Round of Complaints,” The New York Times, February 21, 2002