New York City

A Map of the Heart

Building a Solidarity Economy Movement in NYC By SolidarityNYC Collective via Grassroots Economic Organizing New York City contains 9 million people speaking 800 languages, and at first it may appear that we have little in common besides frustration with our aging subway and high rents. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find New Yorkers—like any group of people anywhere in the world—all speak a common language of survival, honed over thousands of years. It’s called cooperation. And in 2009 [...]


2017 Was a Good Year for Worker Cooperatives

via Next City by Rachel Dovey Promising as the worker cooperative model is, on-the-ground businesses tend to have a difficult time growing, as Next City has covered. In 2014, the city of New York announced a $1.2 million Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative (WCBDI) to cultivate the model. “We are talking about creating an economy in New York City that protects and preserves jobs and a democratic economy that sees making sure people have jobs as one of its goals,” Chris Michael, founding director of [...]


New York City Co-op and Solidarity Economy Directory

via Cheyenna Weber I wanted to share with you a new bilingual English/Spanish resource for folks in the 5 boroughs. Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC (CEANYC, pronounced scenic) has just produced a directory (with all known contact information) for the more than 2000 solidarity economy groups operating here. That includes childcare co-ops, credit unions, community gardens, CSAs, food co-ops, worker co-ops, low-income housing co-ops, community land trusts, and some misc co-ops all identified by type and borough. We did this because [...]

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