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

Ben Max – Executive Editor and Program Director, Center for New York City Law

Veronica Rose- CityLand Editor

Rosamond White – Center Coordinator

New York Elections, Census, and Redistricting Institute

The New York Elections, Census, and Redistricting Institute advises the public, organizations, and government officials on best practices and strategies on federal, state, and local redistricting processes as well as how to learn about and work with federal census data. It also serves as a “New York State hub,” providing information, assistance, and guidance on current activity in Albany and across the state.

Part of the Center for New York City Law, the Institute partners with organizations involved with redistricting, election law, and the census to provide them with technical guidance and assistance on the law, legislative process, and mapping. It offers briefings, educational materials, and training to members of the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, local governments, the media, and organizations on all aspects of redistricting and the census. It also provides resources, education, and training programs on new state election laws, such as the John R. Lewis state voting rights act, and on how to learn about and work with census data throughout the decade.

In addition, the Institute partners with Redistricting Online and the National Conference of State Legislatures to report on national redistricting activity. It also engages in related public policy developments affecting voting and elections across the state, especially as ranked-choice voting and similarly impactful election reforms are considered by the state and localities.

New York Law School Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeffrey M. Wice, a national census expert and preeminent authority on New York redistricting, leads the Institute’s legal and policy efforts, supported by Fellows Nicholas P. Stabile, Marissa Zanfardino, and students.


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