About David Greenfield


David G. Greenfield is an accomplished legislator, popular law professor and noted media personality. In his eight years in the Council, David authored nearly 30 pieces of legislation that were signed into law by Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio. David passed historic legislation mandating affordable housing, reforming the landmarks preservation process and providing free security guards for over 100,000 private school children.

David chaired the New York City Council’s influential Committee on Land Use from 2014 through 2017, overseeing the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. In that role, David was instrumental in developing and implementing a new affordable housing plan for New York and rezoning four neighborhoods including East Midtown Manhattan. He was also a member of the Speaker’s Leadership Team and the Council’s Budget Negotiation Team, which is responsible for determining the City’s more than $85 billion budget with the Mayor’s office.

David is an acclaimed public speaker. His impromptu remarks on the floor of the City Council pushing back against anti-Israel protesters were viewed millions of times. David has been a featured speaker at hundreds of events, including REBNY, AIPAC, NYSAFAH, the NYC Bar Association and the Israeli Building Center in Tel Aviv.


Areas of Expertise


  • Land Use Policy
  • Zoning & Housing
  • Municipal Finance
  • Interfaith Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Public & Private Education
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Technology & Privacy
  • Public Safety & Law Enforcement
  • Nonprofit Management & Compliance
    America – Israel Relations

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