Al Butzel

Albert K. Butzel is the principal of Albert K. Butzel Law Offices. He has practiced law and led advocacy campaigns in New York City since 1965. From 1996 though 2007, Mr. Butzel directed the citizen advocacy effort that persuaded the State and City to create and fund the new Hudson River Park extending from 59th Street to Battery Park on the Lower West Side. He has also led advocacy campaigns focused on Governors Island and the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. As an attorney, Mr. Butzel has handled many important matters, including the landmark Storm King Mountain power plant case and the successful litigation against the Westway megaproject on the Lower West Side. Currently, in addition to his commercial practice, he represents citizen groups in efforts to preserve the landmarked O’Toole Building in the Greenwich Village Historic District, to downsize the massive Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and to resist a number of other development proposals.

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