The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Print The Big Squeeze Poster

Micro-apartments are touted as both a way to live with less, and a pilot project to create housing for a squeezed city. These tiny studio apartments — smaller than what is currently allowed by NYC law — are meant to house a population explosion of single New Yorkers. However, many worry that these snug accommodations serve only a narrow group. Who’s left out of the conversation? And how much space do you really need to live?

CUP and teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a group of public high school students from Bushwick’s Academy of Urban Planning to investigate the fascination with tiny modular living spaces. The students asked urban planners about regulatory hurdles, architects about prefabricated units, and developers about funding. They also talked to community advocates about what groups are privileged in the race for newer smaller housing stock. The crew took what they learned and with the help of graphic designer Mary Voorhees Meehan, they created The Big Squeeze, a poster that uses collage-craziness to teach others about the past, present, and future of apartments in New York City.

This display-quality poster ships rolled.

We Own It

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We Own It

Engage to Change

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We Own It

Making Policy Public

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

What You Need To Know About ACS

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What You Need To Know About ACS