Social Justice Tours engages New Yorkers in critical dialogue by exposing injustice and highlighting inequality in an effort to encourage thought and inspire action.
Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn
Take a tour highlighting the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn. We'll go into political conversations around new affordable housing and the use of eminent domain at Atlantic Yards in the construction of the Barclays Center.
Protests & Riots in the East & West Village
As we visit the locations of some of the many protests, strikes and riots that have rocked New York City, we’ll consider how publicly disrupting the civil order had succeeded or failed to achieve desired political ends.
Women’s History of the Village
Even before Greenwich Village became known as the center of American Bohemianism, extraordinary women have been making their mark here with art, activism and unconventional living. This tour covers an area that played a vital role in creating the legacy of feminism we continue today.
Environmental Justice in Gowanus
One of the most polluted waterways in North America, the Gowanus Canal, is an emerging center for real estate investments in New York City. Learn about the gentrification and environmental remediation within this community on this tour led by a Gowanus resident and community organizer.
The Rise of the Ubermensch: New York Battles the Gig Economy
In 2018, seven rideshare and cab drivers killed themselves because of mounting debt, poverty and pressure in an industry that’s forever racing to the bottom. Can New York City reign in the tech bros and the ever-more-punishing gig economy?
Watch as We Expose Trump on Tour with NowThis.
Prior to his presidency, Trump was a real estate developer who massively changed the face and built environment of New York City. Learn more about his history, how he helped push this city into one that caters to billionaires, and how the government and other agencies supported his rise.