Promoting a more livable New York

MAS reforms the regulatory, legislative, and financial mechanisms that shape the city through sound policy. We testify before and make recommendations to the Governor of New York, Mayor of New York, as well as our State Senate, State Assembly, New York City Public Advocate, New York City Comptroller, City Council, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Public Design Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, and Community Boards.

Current Policy Initiatives

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Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Committee

The Law Committee advises MAS staff and the Board of Directors. Its members include distinguished attorneys with expertise in land use and zoning, real estate, non-profit, environmental, and municipal law fields.

Committee Member Biographies


  • Susan Hinkson-Carling, Esq., Chair
  • Rebecca Bratspies, Esq.
  • Susan Golden, Esq.
  • Paul Proulx, Esq.
  • David Schnakenberg, Esq.
  • Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Esq.