The practice of selling, or even giving away, public parkland and historic sites to private developers has become a disturbing trend in recent years. Attorney Jim Walden has taken several of these cases to court, including one involving Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as the current case of the New York University expansion taking over public open space. He'll look at what the law says, and what can be done to protect these public spaces.
Jim Walden, attorney with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, provides pro bono represenation to Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes. He talks about the lawsuit which seeks to remove the Prospect Park West bike lane and the implications for bike lane battles citywide.