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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

July 10, 2019

Does Historic Preservation Limit Affordable Housing?

By David Reiss

I answer that it can in CQ Researcher’s Historic Preservation:  Can The Past Escape The Wrecking Ball? Many people fail to realize that land use policies like historic preservation involve big trade-offs. The most important one is that if you want … Continue reading

March 18, 2019

Skyscraper’s Future up in The Air

By David Reiss

The New York Law Journal quoted me in Upper West Side Skyscraper’s Future Uncertain After NY State Court Ruling. The story opens, The development at 200 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan is slated to be the tallest building on the Upper … Continue reading

January 25, 2019

Protecting Small Businesses

By David Reiss

Students in my Community Development Clinic and I have a column in the New York Law Journal, Small Business Jobs Survival Act May Have Opposite Effect. It reads, The New York City Council is considering a bill, the Small Business Jobs … Continue reading

December 7, 2018

Amazonian Rage in NYC

By David Reiss

Vice quoted me in Amazon Is Bringing in Elite Lobbyists Amid Seething Rage Over HQ2. It opens, Amazon might be too big to tax, but it’s not too big to freak out. As the company tries to erect a massive headquarters in … Continue reading

November 26, 2018

The Hunger Games: Amazon Edition

By David Reiss

The New York Law Journal published commentary of mine, The Hunger Games: Amazon Edition. It opens, Last week Amazon finally announced that New York and Northern Virginia would be the sites of its planned major expansion. While many are caught up … Continue reading

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August 7, 2018

Property Taken by Eminent Domain Unused

By David Reiss

I was interviewed by Mary Calvi on CBS New York in Man Wants Back Property NYC Took From His Family In 1967 (click here to watch the segment). The transcript of the segment reads, in part, There is a property battle … Continue reading

June 12, 2018

Court Limits NY Attorney General’s Reach

By David Reiss

Bloomberg quoted me in Credit Suisse Wins Narrowing of $11 Billion Suit, Martin Act. It opens, New York’s powerful anti-fraud weapon known as the Martin Act was crimped by the state’s highest court, which scaled back what was an $11 billion … Continue reading