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New Economy Project undertook this report, at the request of AARP, to examine barriers to economic security faced by 50+ New Yorkers of color, including immigrants. The analysis focuses on economic justice disparities statewide and in New York City, with attention also given to Long Island and Buffalo.


Members of the NYS Payroll Card Working Group spoke to New Yorkers who work in retail, restaurant and other sectors to learn about their experiences with payroll cards. Here are the major problems the workers flagged.


Joint report summarizing opportunities to create a resource and advocacy hub to support cooperative economics in NYC. New Economy Project issued the report with Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union, NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, SolidarityNYC, and The Working World.

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A primer on Walmart’s harmful impact on communities, small businesses, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

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A report exposing how the debt collection industry uses the New York courts as a collection mill, depriving New Yorkers of due process and siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars from communities — especially communities of color — each year.