Insanity Pleas

Kendra’s Law was supposed to make sure the mentally ill got help. In the hidden world of mental hygiene courts, that’s just what the doctor ordered.

A Picture of Healt

Staffed by volunteer doctors and medical students, a free clinic treats the Bronx’s uninsured, running on idealism and a determination to show it can be done.

Does it Give a BAM?

The Brooklyn Academy of Music wants to turn its surroundings into an artistic mecca. Yet Fort Greene already is a cultural capital–one with many ideas of what that means.

Una’s Major Battle

Brooklyn’s tightly controlled Democratic machine could blow a gasket as Councilwoman Una Clarke prepares to oust her former mentor and guide, powerhouse congressman Major Owens.