Category: Development

You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

27 August, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab themself, eh? Lucky Luciano: A coincidence then. It happens. – Boardwalk Empire By […]

You have the right to remain: Part 2, Anachronistic

26 August, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Arnold Rothstein: The very reason this game is so challenging. There’s a lot of money in that pot. How much do you think is in there? – Boardwalk Empire As we saw in yesterday’s opening post, Atlantic City was one of the world’s earliest technological (or […]

You have the right to remain: Part 1, Immovable

25 August, 2014 (10:43) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking | No comments

Arnold Rothstein: A sound elimination is the basis of good health. – Boardwalk Empire By: David A. Smith Maybe print one of these for every home owner? Vera Coking could have been Susette Kelo; in fact, she was Susette Kelo … but in 1998, she won her eminent domain taking case. She won? Vera Coking […]

Month in Review: July, 2014: Part 2, Reality and theory

22 August, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Apartments, Boston, BRA, Chiofaro, Cities, Development, Month in review, New York City, Occupancy, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent stabilization, Rental, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] Doodling in 1312: merchants and their ships in Venice A blog, as these examples show, is a commonplace book, a scratchpad for the restless innovator, so it wanders whither it will, but now and then I am brought back to the topic at hand, as in […]

Month in Review: July, 2014: Part 1, Cities and housing

21 August, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Apartments, Boston, BRA, Cities, Development, Month in review, New York City, Occupancy, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent stabilization, Rental, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith Housing, I have said over and over, is what makes cities, and the converse is true.  Among land use, zoning, taxation, economic development, and urban renewal, a city can help its housing markets thrive or wither – or, as in New York City, it can put them in an extended chokehold, […]