Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

Funding could also be allocated to support alternative community safety models that are rooted in communities. Examples of alternatives exist around the city such as 696 at Queensbridge Houses and the Peacekeepers program at Red Hook Houses. These alternative...
Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

End Permanent Exclusion in Public Housing

Hyper-policing is especially prominent on NYCHA campuses. In fact, every campus is tied in with a precinct specifically created and maintained to assign more officers to patrol NYCHA campuses. This increases the chances for negative interactions with police officers,...
Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

Save & Protect Small Businesses

While the city and developers have been heralding bad jobs as “opportunities”, they have been stalling on providing real support to small businesses which would also help protect existing jobs. Nearly 50% of small businesses in NYC are immigrant-owned, and those along...
Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

Climate Change Preparation

Climate change is happening and is expected to intensify over the next decade and on. Despite our perceived status as a blue city in a blue state, we still have a lot of work to do. Some of the lack is tied to the burgeoning real estate interests in our waterfront...
Alternative Models of Community Safety and Security

Health & Wellness as Centerpoints

Through organizing and speaking to neighbors, it has become clear that making our neighborhoods more healthy for residents is what a lot of folks want. Providing better jobs and stable housing goes a long way towards this goal. But other things must be done. Local...
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