Alex Armlovich

Adjunct Fellow

Alex Armlovich is an adjunct fellow at the Empire Center. He writes on economic development and urban policy, including housing, transportation and infrastructure. His articles have appeared in, among others, the New York Daily NewsChicago TribuneThe Hill, Los Angeles Daily News and National Review. Previously, Armlovich was a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Taubman Fellow at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and intern with the offices of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and with the deputy leader of the U.K. Labour Party. Armlovich holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Rochester and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Latest Work

Predicting doom and gloom for New York is all the rage. While we do face difficult fiscal choices for the next several years, those with skin in the game are contradicting this “death of New York” narrative — and offering a way out. Developers across the city are asking communities for nothing more than regulatory permission to add jobs, mixed-income housing and new high-quality public spaces. Yet just this week, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer denounced a multi-billion dollar investment in offices and homes in Long Island City — shortly after denouncing 2,700 new mixed-income homes in Astoria. Read More


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