Dear PlanNYC Users:

Thank you for visiting PlanNYC.

As of July 7, 2010, we have suspended daily news updating on this website, and will not be adding new developments or policy and legislative debates.

PlanNYC, a student-run website based at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, has proudly served New Yorkers for five years. During that time, the growth of online information on land use and development issues, along with advances in technology such as RSS feeds and news alerts, have created many opportunities for New Yorkers to stay informed about housing and land use debates in the City. As a result, the daily news updating on this site has become less unique and less critical to our users.

We are pleased to keep the existing PlanNYC content online as a resource; all content on the site is current of July 6, 2010, but will not be updated after that date.

We hope you continue to use the data and research available at the Furman Center (which you can find at, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for how we can continue to provide objective information and analysis about land use and housing policy debates in New York City.

For additional information or questions, please email .

About Us

PlanNYC is a web-based tool to give citizens and organizations interested in housing and development in New York City easy access to facts, news, and events related to major urban planning projects. Unlike traditional media web sites, PlanNYC is organized by both planning project and neighborhood. Unlike government agency and many advocacy websites, PlanNYC links to organizations with perspectives on all sides of each issue.

PlanNYC is a complete urban planning web portal, with news summaries and links to development-related articles, official documents such as environmental impact statements, and a calendar of upcoming planning events with local community board meetings as well as citywide panels and hearings. PlanNYC brings together information from advocacy organizations, government agencies and authorities, academic institutions, neighborhood groups, and media organizations -- all in one location.

This website is maintained by NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. PlanNYC complements the Furman Center's yearly report, the State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods, as well as the Center's other online information tool, the New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System (NYCHANIS).

PlanNYC was originally developed by Jordan Anderson as part of his New York University Master of Urban Planning Capstone project at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.

Please email with questions, comments, or complaints.

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a joint center between NYU School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development. Please visit our website for more information on the Furman Center’s publications, research, and events.

Contact Us

Furman Center for
Real Estate and Urban Policy

New York University

School of Law

40 Washington Square South,
Suite 314-H
New York, NY 10012-1099
(T) 212-998-6713
(F) 212-995-4341


Amy Armstrong
Communications and Policy Director, Furman Center

Gwen Litvak

Matthew Bukirin
News Development,

Annie Gleason
Content Development,

Ari Glogower
Content Development,

Vanessa Leon
News Development,