LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Face Layered Marginalization, So These Four Organizations Are Here to Help

2020-04-02T11:42:16+00:00September 5th, 2019|Press|

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue identifies AsylumConnect as one of four organizations countering the challenging asylum seeking process for LGBTQ asylum seekers.

NYC Food Cart Vendors Protest After Being Pushed Out of Spots by Business Group

2020-04-02T11:44:17+00:00August 7th, 2019|Press|

Vice

Read this Vice article about how SVP amplified the voice of Wahede Whab and advocated for him with a rally when bike racks and planters were placed in his family's fruit stand spot of 35 years

Midtown food cart operators say 34th Street Partnership is using planters, benches to force them out

2020-04-02T11:45:11+00:00August 5th, 2019|Press|

AMNY

AmNewYork on SVP's advocacy for 31st and 32nd St. food carts, who have been pushed out by the 34th Street Partnership's use of planters and benches.

Street vendors fight for space on crowded midtown blocks

2019-09-27T18:45:08+00:00August 5th, 2019|Press|

“We realize that there’s lots of competition for public space in New York. Street vendors should be part of that,” says Matthew Shapiro, the legal director for the Street Vendor Project. “They should be part of the discussion whenever the city wants to put news stands or way-finding signs or planters or bike racks—these are all important, but vendors are also important, and they need to be a part of that discussion.”

SNAP Snapped: City closes food stamp assistance center

2020-04-02T10:59:06+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Press|

Manhattan News

On June 28, the HRA stopped offering assistance for SNAP benefits at its St. Nicholas Center. The center served about 90 individuals per day. In recent weeks, the Safety Net Project spearheaded an effort to keep the center from closing. We organized petition letters and rallied community advocate walks.

Charge City Making It Tougher to Sign Up for Food Stamps

2020-04-02T11:03:33+00:00July 1st, 2019|Press|

Kiana Davis, a benefits advocate at SNP, discusses the de Blasio administration's use of misleading data to support their closing of an East Harlem snap center. “We think the city has made some misleading statements justifying the closure,” she said during a phone interview. “And we find their statistics highly problematic.”