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Can I make my neighbor mow his lawn?

NYTimes asked what to do when your neighbor is not abiding by city rules for homeowners. (See article here.) Our Director of Programs, Michele Kirschbaum, provided advice – including to get mediation from New York Peace Institute.  Give us a call!

Comedy and Conflict Part 2

Join us on June 4 at 3:00pm for a live conversation about humor in a time of conflict with three talented comedians: Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “Spy”, “A Simple Favor”), Maz Jobrani (“Superior Donuts”, “Immigrant”), and Aparna Nancherla (“Corporate”, “CRASHING”). 

New York Peace Institute’s (NYPI) Manager of Training and Business Development, Ayanna Behin, will moderate a continuation of our 2020 “Comedy and Conflict: a Conversation”, focused on life and conflict in 2021 through a humorous lens.

Purchase tickets here!

The Impact of Crisis on NYC: Why Conflict Resolution Matters

The Impact of Crisis on NYC: Why Conflict Resolution Matters: May 26, 2021, at 5:30 PM, New York Peace Institute will host a discussion on the impact of the pandemic, social and political unrest, and other recent events on New York City. We will be joined by four New York City experts who will discuss their individual experiences and share their perspectives on how NYC can move forward. Panelists include:

  • Tajae Gaynor, Director, Westchester & Rockland Mediation Centers, CLUSTER;
  • Meg Reiss, Chief of Social Justice, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office; Brittny Saunders, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights; and
  • Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center

Register here to join us!

Restorative Justice 101: What’s it all about?

Join us on May 17th at 7:00pm on Instagram Live (@newyorkpeace) for an interview with New York Peace Institute’s Restorative Justice (RJ) Coordinator, Kailani Capote! The incomparable Brandon Frame, @theblackmancan, will be interviewing Kailani about her work with New York Peace Institute and Restorative Practices. Please register here and tune into Instagram Live on May 17th to learn more about this timely work and this amazing duo!

Meditation & Mediation

Join New York Peace Institute Board Member Simon Des-Etages on May 10th at 12:00pm EST for “Finding Peace Within and Between – Meditation and Mediation”, one of many exciting events presented as part of “Peace X Piece: Celebrating 10 years of New York Peace Institute”. Take a break from your day to learn more about the intersection between mediation and meditation. Register here if you would like to attend.

PeaceRaiser 2021

Join us in celebrating the New York Peace Institute’s 10th anniversary! Click here to find out more about PeaceRaiser2021, the many events we are hosting throughout the spring, and how you can donate to support our quality conflict resolution services for individuals, families, and communities and ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our fellow New Yorkers.

NYPI Launches New Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project in Partnership with NYC and other local CDRCs

New York Peace Institute is excited to announce the launch of a new program – the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project – that is a direct response to COVID-19 and the adverse impact it has had on NYC tenants’ ability to maintain their homes. This new project, developed and implemented by NYPI in partnership with the City of New York and other local non-profit Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs), will serve hundreds of New Yorkers each month by addressing rent-related and other housing issues in a mediation setting outside of the housing court system, with a focus on neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Statement of Solidarity

New York Peace Institute stands in solidarity with the protesters in New York City and across the country who demonstrate courage and justifiable outrage at our nation’s historical pattern of racist attacks and murders.


We are deeply saddened by the acts of racial animus that have unfolded over the last few weeks and throughout history. The injustices against black people in this country are the result of a long, institutionalized legacy of racism, and the current focus on this important matter is long overdue.


We extend our condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the recent turbulent weeks and to those who have been significantly and forever impacted by racialized violence throughout our country’s history.


Immediate action is necessary to transform our institutions and to end the power imbalances and legacy of injustice and inequity that pervade our City and country as a whole.


New York Peace Institute is devoted to the hard work necessary to navigate and/or resolve conflict. We vehemently support and promote difficult but critical dialogue, the use of restorative justice processes, and the widespread dissemination of peaceful de-escalation tactics.


Moving forward, we commit to speaking loudly and more frequently about the racism and inequity in our community, and we endeavor to engage in efforts to eliminate injustice, discrimination, and violence once and for all.


In peace and solidarity,

New York Peace Institute