Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership The text of the Agreement was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by chapter below. The text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature. *via New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and… More

NYELJP Returns to Court to Advocate for Environmental Protection and Park Space in Coney Island

Today, NYELJP met nearly sixty clients and supporters at the Kings County Supreme Court for a rehearing on their clients’ Article 78 petition against the City and Developer iStar Financial.  After a rally on the courthouse steps, Executive Director Joel Kupferman, along with Of Counsels Rajiv Jaswa and Seth Korman, argued that the proposed Seaside Park… More NYELJP Returns to Court to Advocate for Environmental Protection and Park Space in Coney Island

NYELJP advocates for West Coney Island residents and community gardeners against planned $53m amphitheater development

On December 15, NYELJP will return to court on behalf of Coney Island community members, gardeners, and environmental activists for a rehearing in a suit against the City and a private developer, who together are seeking to build a $53m amphitheater and commercial space along the Coney Island boardwalk.  The development, a pet project of former… More NYELJP advocates for West Coney Island residents and community gardeners against planned $53m amphitheater development

NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program

  The Urban Justice Center and NY Environmental Law and Justice Project, together with tenants’ rights groups and resident associations, filed a lawsuit today in NYS Supreme Court to prevent the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) from accepting any bids to construct luxury high rise developments in five NYCHA sites targeted for the Land… More NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program

NYCHA Request for Proposal Documentation Now Available Online

While the New York City Housing Authority has continuously mentioned that their new ‘infill plan’ will ensure “that no public housing apartments would be demolished and no families displaced,” they have yet to mention any potential drawbacks in loss of open space, community centers, and recreational facilities. That being said, NYCHA has released pre-Request for… More NYCHA Request for Proposal Documentation Now Available Online

NYCHA Residents Protest Infill Plan at City Hall

On Tuesday, June 11 tenant leaders, representing seven NYCHA developments, held a press conference to announce their opposition to the NYCHA infill development plan. They were joined by a host of elected officials who also voiced their dissent, including Congress members Nydia Velazquez, Charles Rangel,  Jerrod Nadler, and Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn. Congresswoman Nydia… More NYCHA Residents Protest Infill Plan at City Hall

NYELJP Joins with Public Housing Residents to Fight NYCHA’s “Infill Development” Proposal

“Our headline is ‘Trojan horse,’” attorney Joel Kupferman told The Villager. Other press: Again, Uproar Over NYCHA’s Plan to Lease Land to Developers By Lila Selim, April 18, 2013, The Local, East Village, NY Times Trio of Tenants Associations Oppose NYCHA’s Land-Lease Plan By Lila Selim, April 5, 2013, The Local, East Village, NY Times… More NYELJP Joins with Public Housing Residents to Fight NYCHA’s “Infill Development” Proposal