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

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

Law Project Meets With New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the No Spray Coalition at NYC Law Department 1/18/2012

Members of the No Spray Coalition, represented by the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, met with City and state officials to discuss the City’s vector control policies since entering into a settlement with the Coalition in 2007. The City agreed in its settlement to have two meetings with members of the No Spray … More Law Project Meets With New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the No Spray Coalition at NYC Law Department 1/18/2012

Court of Appeals Decision Strengthens New York State’s Superfund Program

A coalition of industrial companies sued the New York State  Department of Environmental Conservation, alleging that DEC had the authority only to require the removal of “significant” environmental threats, not to mandate a cleanup that restored a site to its pre-industrial condition.  But in a recently published 5-to-2 decision, the Court of Appeals said that the … More Court of Appeals Decision Strengthens New York State’s Superfund Program

Friday’s “Smog Massacre” Reduces Burden on Corporate Polluters and Condemns EPA

In John Walke’s words on Democracy Now this morning, “President Obama made a brutal political calculation to sacrifice public health, clean air, and even law enforcement, in order to curry favor with Big Oil and reduce what the president called ‘burden’ to polluting industries. In doing so, he condemned the Environmental Protection Agency not only … More Friday’s “Smog Massacre” Reduces Burden on Corporate Polluters and Condemns EPA