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  • Housing Court Answers

    Housing Court Answers (formerly City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court) has been the best place to go for information about Housing Court for people without lawyers for over thirty years. We are the major voice in reforming the Housing Court. Over the years, we have fought to reform the tenant screening process Read more [...]

  • Real Rent Reform

    Real Rent Reform (R3) is a coalition of community based organizations, labor unions, tenant associations, legal support and political clubs working together for safe, stable, and affordable housing for New Yorkers. We all agree that New York’s campaign finance system is broken. A loophole that allows landlords to give almost unlimited Read more [...]

  • Cooper Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Philanthropist, industrialist and inventor–Peter Cooper (1791-1883) was a native New Yorker and workingman’s son with less than a year of formal schooling, who became one of the most successful American businessmen of his day. He made his fortune in iron, glue, railroads, real estate and communications. His inventions include the Read more [...]

  • Coffey Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Coffey Park, like nearby Coffey Street, is named for Michael J. Coffey (1839-1907), the former state senator, alderman, and district leader representing Red Hook. Coffey was born in 1839 in County Cork, Ireland, and then immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of five. He went Read more [...]

  • Carver Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    Carver Playground was named in honor of George Washington Carver (1864-1943), famed African-American educator and agricultural researcher. Born in the Missouri town of Diamond, he, his mother, and his older brother were the only slaves of the Carver family. As an infant, Carver’s mother disappeared, likely at the hands of Read more [...]

  • Canarsie Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Canarsie Park and neighborhood take their name from the Canarsie (or Canarsee) Indians, who lived in western Long Island and were related to the Delawares. They called this area Keskachauge or Kestateuw, but the Dutch renamed it New Amersfoort soon after they settled here in the 1630s. The Canarsie Indians Read more [...]

  • Cadman Plaza Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    This park honors Reverend Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), a Brooklyn Congregational minister and radio preacher famed for his oratory. He was pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Brooklyn for 36 years and helped to found the Federated Council of Churches in America, which he headed from 1924-1928. Reverend Read more [...]

  • FPA-Foundation

    FPA-Foundation is a activist advocacy organization that services the 5 boroughs. We help organize the community around social justice issues and people affected by the child welfare system such as: parents, foster parents, grandparents, fathers, and children.  We provide community advocates for foster youths and organize parents around injustices that Read more [...]