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THESE TOURS WERE DEVELOPED FOR NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL'S VARIOUS PROGRAMS, BUT CAN BE ADAPTED FOR OTHER GROUPS.
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TRIBECA TOURS
click clocktower TRIBECA TOUR #1
TOUR OF NEW YORK'S COURTHOUSES
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Introduction to all the Court Houses in the Civic Center area. The tour not only passes by all of the Court Houses, but the Talk explains what goes on in each of them (including pro bono experiences that upper students may wish to explore). It is meant to give the Incoming Students something to think about their future career as we walk along. This tour has also given to foreign Law School Students with a brief explanation of America's Legal System.

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TRIBECA TOUR #2
LAND USE ISSUES IN NORTHWESTERN TRIBECA.

In addition to noticing which former places no longer exists, we will discuss several land-use law suits or creative real estate projects in the local area. This Tour has been given to several of the Reunions at New York Law School. There is minimal walking involved.

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click New York by Gehry TRIBECA TOUR #3
URBAN RENEWAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SITES

This Tour is for students interested in Real Estate Development in the area. While it will start in Tribeca and walk down to the former Urban Renewal Site on the west, it will continue across to discuss the new New York by Gehry building too.

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS:
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The Trump Condo-Hotel Litigation
A lecture about the land use law issues dealing with the new hotel being built in SoHo. (2009)
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Gehry How NYC profited from selling dormant Urban Renewal Sites and In-Rem Properties.(2010)
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The view from my coop's roof in Tribeca showing the changes since I went to NYLS.



Rick Landman BACKGROUND
  • Rick Landman graduated cum laude from New York Law School in 1988 and was the recipient of 4 American Jurisprudence Awards in: New York Practice, Landlord Tenant Law, Housing Discrimination Clinic, Local Government Law & Litigation. He also interned for the NYC Department of City Planning under General Counsel William Velleta.

  • He has 3 Masters Degrees (M.C.R.P. in City and Regional Planning, Ed.M. in Curriculum Development, M.S. in Civil (Socio) Engineering) and a J.D. in law(cum laude). He has a B.A. in Sociology and he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988.

  • PUBLICATIONS: New York Affairs, New York University's Urban Research Center, Volume 8, No. 4 (1985) "ULURP: After Nine Years, How's It Doing?

    Master Thesis: 1974 - "Community-Based Education: A Grass Roots Approach to Community Redevelopment, SUNYAB.

  • He is the Chair of the LeGaL Walk-In Clinic which meets every Tuessday night at the LGBT Community Center for the LGBT Bar Association.

  • He is an AICP Certified Planner for over 30 years with the American Planning Association.

  • He is currently an Attorney Emeritus, due to his pro bono work at the Housing Court Help Center, where he volunteers every Monday. He is also a court appointed Guardian ad litem and participates in the Volunteer Law for the Day for Landlord Tenant and Consumer Credit cases.

  • He was an adjunct Professor of Planning at NYU's Wagner School and teaches a Land Use law class since 2003. His class was a required core class for the Urban Planning Masters students. He currently teaches a Land Use Law class at New York Law School.

  • He was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York for 5 years and was the Director of Real Estate Development at NYU for 19 years.

  • Rick was the chair of several committees of Community Board #1 Manhattan, including the chair of the Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee, the Tribeca Committee and chaired what is now called the Landmarks Committee when Tribeca was first designated in 1992.

  • He is a licensed NYC Sightseeing Tour Guide. License No.: 1281818 exp. 3/31/18.

TOUR RATES AND SIZE OF GROUP AND LENGTH OF TIME
The Standard Rate for a Large Group Tour (usually for up to 20 persons) which follows one of the existing listed Tours is $300.
The lecture can be modified to meet your group's needs. For an additional $50 a new Tour can be researched and designed just for your group's individualized needs.

Each Tour is approximately one and a half hours long.

Standard Rate for the Smaller Group Tours: ( up to 5 people, but usually is one or two couples or a parent with children).

Cash, Travelers Checks or NYS checks are acceptable forms of payment.

INSURANCE
Clients assume all liability and risks during the walks. Please be vigilant when crossing the streets.

LANGUAGES
The tours are given in English or German (Deutsch).

CANCELLATIONS
Should the tour guide cancel the tour, then a total refund of any deposit will be given and no fee will be charged for the tour. No consequential damages will be offered. However, if the tour was an individualized tour that required specific research, then the deposit from the group is not refundable, should the group decide to cancel. But the rest of the fee will be forgiven should the group wish to cancel the tour. Please give at least 24 hours notice.

RESERVATIONS
To make a reservation, please click the email icon below and supply the following in the email. Make sure that you get a written confirmation from me before considering the reservation confirmed:
  • The time and days that you are interested in having a tour
  • How many people are expected in your group
  • The location that you are interested in seeing
  • Any special interests, such as historical, cultural, religious, architectual, etc. that you would like me to research for your tour.
  • Your name, phone, address and email address
  • Means of payment