Tenants who helped derail development at two aging Yorkville public housing complexes are suing to demand decent living conditions.
TakeRoot’s Consumer Justice team recently deepened our work to support survivors of intimate partner violence. This work makes a difference in the life of survivors and clients like Ms. Jordan*, who we helped gain financial independence from her abuser this
Our Capacity Building team strengthens the solidarity economy in New York and supports workers as owners and decision makers. In collaboration with our longtime partners, the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives and Green Worker Cooperatives, we legally formed New York
As we look back on 2019, TakeRoot is celebrating the extraordinary courage of clients like Tamara* a Haitian asylum seeker we worked with this year. This fearless political activist was repeatedly persecuted and threatened because of her vocal opposition to
When developers planned to build three massive luxury buildings in the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side, community groups fought back.
This time of year isn’t just for the holidays, it’s a season of solidarity, a reminder of our interdependence, and how much is possible when we work together with a commitment to justice. Solidarity is not just a feeling of
The Al-Muneer Foundation had its applications for exemptions repeatedly denied and had to fight back foreclosure. For nonprofits with city contracts, like the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center, difficulties with exemptions and debt can jeopardize their funding.
CBS New York reported on the vote of Community Board 10 to reject the Olnick Organization’s proposal to rezone Lenox Terrace in Central Harlem. Watch the video here.
Daniel Carpenter-Gold, of TakeRoot Justice, which represents the tenants association, said the proposed commercial upzoning is tailored more for big box stores ... “Why would they need this [commercial] rezoning?” he said. “Their renderings showed a coffee shop.”
“We’re asking the court to step in and enforce the law before it’s too late,” said Paula Segal, an attorney with TakeRoot Justice who represents QNU.