Due to the widespread concern over the lack of affordable housing in New York, renewed interest has been expressed in the landmark case of Berenson v. Town of New Castle. That case and an associated line of decisions define the legal rules that will be used by the courts in New York to decide whether municipal zoning unconstitutionally excludes affordable types of housing. Interest has been piqued further by two recent lower court cases in New York which differ greatly in their approach to defining the legal standards to be used in reviewing allegedly exclusionary land use practices.
John R. Nolon, A Comparative Analysis of New Jersey's Mount Laurel Cases with the Berenson Cases in New York, 4 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 3 (1986), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/196/.