Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 02.09.24

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communitiess together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.

LAS sues on behalf of tenants in collapsed Bronx building

Gothamist: Tenants in collapsed Bronx building are suing landlord over harassment
NY1: Legal Aid Society sues landlord, city over collapsed Bronx building
PIX11: Officials, tenants of collapsed Bronx building set to make announcement
CBS2: Residents accuse owners of Bronx building that collapsed of harassment
Patch: NYC Building Collapse Tenants Sue Landlords For Repairs
ABC7: Tenants from Bronx apartment building collapse sue landlords over alleged repair delays
Crain’s: Tenants of partially collapsed Bronx building sue landlords over repairs, living conditions
NBC4: Bronx tenants suing landlords say looters raided units and building remains unsafe
NYDN: Bronx tenants sue City, landlord over building collapse, allege harassment
Telemundo: Inquilinos demandan a propietarios del edificio que colapsó en El Bronx en 2023
The Bronx Times: Lawsuit calls on Billingsley Terrace landlords to speed up repairs
NEWS12: Tenants displaced in Morris Heights building collapse suing NYC and their landlords
FOX5: Bronx residents file lawsuit over living conditions after building collapse
El Diario: Demandan a la ciudad y a propietarios de edificio derrumbado de El Bronx el año pasado

Judge rejects PBA objections, landmark settlement over policing of protests will proceed

NYT: Plan Reining In Police Response to Protests Can Go Ahead, Judge Rules
Courthouse News: Federal judge OKs settlement NYPD’s protest policing tactics
Patch: NYPD Union’s Bid To Block Protest Overhaul Rejected By Judge
Gothamist: Plan to overhaul NYPD protest response survives police union challenge
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: LAS, NYCLU Praise Judge’s Approval of Policing Reforms at Protests
1010WINS: Judge rules plan to tame NYPD protest response can go ahead
AMNY: Federal judge approves settlement overhauling how NYPD handles protests
Newsday: Federal judge clears way for reforms to NYPD’s policing of protests
NY Post: NYPD to stop ‘kettling’ NYC protestors after judge denies union bid to nix deal
NEWS12: NYPD to change its response to protests after settlement denied
Bloomberg Law: NYPD to Overhaul Tactics in George Floyd Protest Settlement

LAS, City Counsel to sue over FHEPS expansion

City & State: New York City reaches deadline to show progress on rental voucher expansion
Gothamist: NYC Council set to authorize legal action against Mayor Adams over rental subsidies
NYDN: NYC Council OKs legal action against Mayor Adams in housing voucher feud
The Real Deal: City Council to take mayor to court over rent vouchers
City Limits:‘Options Open’: Council Paves Way to Enforce Voucher Bills in Court
City & State: Council authorizes lawsuit over CityFHEPS housing voucher expansion

Goodbye subway robot

NYT: Goodbye for Now to the Robot That (Sort Of) Patrolled New York’s Subway
1010WINS: NYPD robot ends patrol of Times Square subway station, sits in vacant storefront
ABC7: NYPD security robot that patrolled Times Square subway station is no longer in use
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Legal Aid Society: Good riddance to Adams’ subway surveillance robot
NBC4: NYC retires 420-pound NYPD subway surveilling robot after pilot ends
Patch: NYPD Subway Robot Is Done Beep Boop-ing Around Times Square Station
NYDN: NYPD subway surveillance robot in storage for two months despite active contract

More LAS in the news

City & State: The 2024 Power of Diversity: Black 100
Law360: How Court Fees Can Keep Poor NYers From Inheriting Homes
El Diario: Concejo anula veto del alcalde Adams a ley de transparencia policial
City & State: Damian Williams is taking on public corruption
NYDN: NYC immigrant blames NYPD for 11 months on Rikers Island before acquittal
Chelsea News: Chelsea Residents Voice Concerns at Public Forum on $1.5B NYCHA Tear Down
NYDN: Mayor Adams asks NY lawmakers to shoulder half of migrant costs in Albany visit
The City: New Videos Contradict NYPD Account of Lead-Up to Times Square Attack on Cops