Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.29.24

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.

Rains pours into the lobby of Bronx building that suffered partial collapse 

Spectrum News: Residents deal with flooding inside Bronx building that partially collapsed
NEWS12: Torrential rain floods Morris Heights building following partial collapse
ABC7: Tenants report rain pouring through building that partially collapsed in 2023
Gothamist: Leak sends water gushing into lobby of building that partially collapsed last year
1010WINS: Tenants of Bronx building that partially collapsed concerned after heavy rain
PIX11: Leak at Bronx building intensifies concern after 2023 collapse: advocates
CBS2: Video shows rain pouring into Bronx building that partially collapsed late last year
PIX11: Tenants in Bronx building that partially collapsed dealing with ceiling leaks

NYC pilots flawed gun detection system in subways

PIX11: Gun scanners in NYC subway stations get pushback from Legal Aid Society, lawmakers
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Mayor proposes new high-tech weapons detection in subways
Reuters: New York to test gun-detection systems for city’s subway
NYT: New York Will Test Gun-Detecting Technology in Subway System, Mayor Says
NYDN: High-tech gun detectors coming to NYC subways to deter violence: Mayor Adams
Newsday: NYC subway system to get body scanners at entrances to check for weapons
CBS2: NYC subway testing out weapons detection technology, Mayor Adams says
Associated Press: NYC will try gun scanners in subway system in effort to deter violence
Politico: New York City mayor to put gun detectors in subway stations
NBC4: NYC to test gun detecting systems in subways amid security push

More LAS in the news

1010WINS: Adams cancels trip to US-Mexico border due to ‘safety concerns’: City Hall
Queens Daily Eagle: Queens DA calls for slight budget boost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Legal advocates oppose $234M funding cut for public defense
Crain’s: AG urges Maimonides to pause evictions of health workers
Law360: Milbank Pro Bono Counsel On Leading By Example
The Guardian: Cots, food scarcity, constant confusion: the toll of NY’s migrant shelter evictions
Queens Daily Eagle: Gov’s cut to criminal public defense remains as budget deadline nears
Our Town: NYC’s ‘Worst Landlord’ is in Jail. What Led Up to His Arrest?
Gothamist: Late-night sex assaults. Invasive searches. The 700+ women alleging abuse at Rikers.
Queens Daily Eagle: Man in DOC custody dies in Bellevue jail ward
Gothamist: Lawmakers vow legislation, hearings on sexual abuse allegations at Rikers
AMNY: Adams admin wants case tossed, saying it has authority to refuse expanding program
City Limits: City Hall Digs In Against Rental Voucher Expansion
NY1: City cites council’s lack of authority over housing voucher program in new filing
Politico: Voucher Fight
Law360: NYC Mayor Says City Laws Can’t Expand Housing Vouchers
The City: Rent Board Reckons With Landlord Highs and Lows as it Considers Hikes
Politico: Rent-stabilized landlords’ operating income jumped 10 percent in 2022
AMNY: NYC will start assessing which single adult asylum seekers can stay in shelter