Four points: It’s not about highrises, etc. | City Notes2014/03/05 Good points here on zoning deregulation - I would add that it's not about a silver bullet, but rather about viewing the loosening of regulatory constraints as a necessary but not sufficient condition to make a dent in affordability issues.
What does Bloombergian zoning look like? | City Notes2014/02/26 "So just like everywhere else, rich people use the power of the state to protect their interests. In this case, they prevent natural market processes from densifying their incredibly desirable neighborhoods to allow more people to enjoy them."
The quiet, massive rezoning of New York | Capital New York2014/02/25 Downzoning swept across NYC during the Bloomberg Administration. The city needs more housing supply, however - is it procedurally ready? "If the de Blasio administration wants to add housing to the city, it’s going to need some sort of mechanism to overcome neighborhood opposition to change."