NYC Progressives’ public art campaign centers housing and homelessness crises as priorities for city budget


Progressives on the City Council, along with three NYC advocacy organizations — Make the Road NY, VOCAL-NY and Hester Street — have launched a new wheatpasting public art campaign that hopes to leave its fingerprints on Mayor Eric Adams’ first budgeting process.

On a rainy Thursday, organizers, the six participating artists of the Futures NYC campaign and six councilmembers — Tiffany Caban, Shekar Krishnan and Sandy Nurse of Queens, and Shahana Hanif, Rita Joseph and Chi Ossé of Brooklyn — presented their visions for a “new and more compassionate” New York in City Hall Park, calling on the city to reinvest in housing affordability, social services and ending mass incarceration in the proposed budget framework.