Yvette Kemp, Ch-Chairperson of the Justice For All Coalition, and myself co-wrote a public letter to public officials, calling on them to make NYCHA a…View More Opinion: A Public Letter to Public Officials on NYCHA
Every night, from 7:00pm to 7:02pm, it begins. There’s hooting and hollering, whistling, horn-blowing, the banging of pots and pans, beeping from passing cars, and…View More Envisioning a state of Care in a Time of COVID-19
Last Tuesday, the NYCEDC released their long-awaited—and dreaded—master plan for development over Sunnyside Yards. In it they praise themselves for their “robust engagement efforts” and…View More Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sits on a Deck of Myths
Unfortunately for the 99 percent, this is not just a city “gone rogue”, but by design and courtesy of a city agency known as the…View More Opinion: Dissolve the EDC and empower the people on urban development
Over the last year, the quasi-private, city-affiliated NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been peddling yet another megaproject for southwestern Queens. This time the proposal…View More Opinion: Stop Sunnyside Yards! Reparative City Building Now!
In December 2018, the second and seemingly final installment of NextGeneration NYCHA (NextGen) was announced. This version includes three mechanisms that the city claims will…View More Opinion: NYCHA’s NextGen Threatens More Harm than Hope
In the last year, displacement has become a hot topic for policy analysis and intervention in New York City and across the country. Together and…View More A Community-Centered Perspective on Displacement