Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Print Let's Hang Out

In 2010, the New York State Supreme Court found that the NYPD continued to enforce loitering laws that were ruled unconstitutional back in the 1980s. Have things changed in the past 10 years? What’s loitering? Who has the right to hang out in public space? How do loitering laws impact New Yorkers?

In the winter of 2018 CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok and public high school students from Life Sciences Secondary School to investigate these questions. Students created public art interventions, surveyed community members near their school, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what students learned about NYC’s loitering laws, how they impact communities, and how these policies and their enforcement could be transformed.

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice