Alyssa Baldassini

Associate

New York

(212) 883-2233

(646) 461-2085

Recent Publication:

Controversial Citywide Hotel Text Amendment Debated at City Planning Commission [Alert]

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, Katie Schwab discuss the city’s proposed City-Wide Hotel Special Permit and how community boards and borough presidents are responding.

Alyssa focuses her practice on real estate law, representing developers, lenders, owners, purchasers, and nonprofits in New York City land use and zoning matters. She has experience preparing Department of City Planning and Board of Standards and Appeals applications, as well as requests for determinations from the Department of Buildings. She also negotiates and drafts agreements, instruments, and other documents necessary for development rights transactions and all other zoning and land use related transactions. In addition to land use and zoning matters, Alyssa has experience representing clients in the acquisition, construction, and financing of residential and mixed-use real estate developments, with a focus on affordable housing rehabilitation and construction. 

Before joining the firm, Alyssa worked for the Fund for the City of New York as a community planning fellow, conducting zoning studies and facilitating community meetings for the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

Alyssa earned her law degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts. Alyssa also completed a master's degree in city and regional planning from the Pratt Institute.

Publications

Controversial Citywide Hotel Text Amendment Debated at City Planning Commission [Alert]

August 02, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, Katie Schwab discuss the city’s proposed City-Wide Hotel Special Permit and how community boards and borough presidents are responding.

NYC Is Moving Towards Creating a Permanent Open Restaurants Program [Alert]

July 20, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss Mayor de Blasio's plan to make the temporary Open Restaurants Program permanent.

NYC Council Approves Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications [Alert])

June 28, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger and Katie Schwab discuss the NYC Council Approval of the Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications

Where do the Mayoral Candidates Stand on Affordable Housing? [Alert]

April 22, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Lauren Turenchalk, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss the eight top Democratic candidates and their plans for affordable housing.

Mayor de Blasio Presses Forward with Citywide Zoning Agenda [Alert]

March 18, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Vivien Krieger, and Ken Fisher discuss a series of new proposed citywide zoning text amendments that are intended to improve transit station accessibility, incentivize the creation of local grocery stores, and alleviate regulatory burdens for gyms and restaurants.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Pratt Institute, M.S., 2017
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 2009
  • New York