About CityLand

What is CityLand?

CityLand began in 2004 as a monthly newsletter. CityLand provides in-depth coverage of land use applications undergoing public review in New York City. We focus on the major players, including the City Council, City Planning Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals, and Landmarks Preservation Commission, and report on related legal challenges. Our articles highlight the most newsworthy actions, and include relevant public testimony, comments from elected officials and commissioners, and other crucial information not readily available elsewhere. CityLand also provides comprehensive charts that track the progress of applications and that report decisions from New York City’s land use agencies.

Who reads CityLand?

Attorneys, real estate brokers, architects, engineers, developers, urban planners, business leaders, government officials, community board members, professors, students, community organizers, and people interested in land use and real estate development.

Who publishes CityLand?

The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School. In 2012, Ross Sandler, Frank Berlen, and Peter Schikler co-created the web-based version. New York Law School students Kristoff Grospe and Joshua Hantman provided invaluable assistance. Special thanks goes to Regina Chung, Adam Cohen, and Tyler Sidell for designing and building the website.

What are people saying about CityLand?

“For those of us who live and breathe land use, it’s our ‘must read.'” – Amanda Burden, Chair, City Planning Commission

“With a deliberate just-the-facts tone, CityLand illuminates cases that have been overlooked in the general press.” – David Dunlap, The New York Times

2009 Journalism Award recipient – The American Planning Association NY Metro Chapter


Ross Sandler – director of the Center for New York City Law

Brian J. Kaszuba – managing editor of CityLand:  Brian.Kaszuba@nyls.edu

Viktoriya Gray & Veronica Rose- legal fellows

Lillian I. Valle-Santiago – subscriptions, marketing, events, and website coordinator

Contact CityLand at:
Center for New York City Law
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
t: 212-431-2115
f: 212-941-4735


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