The Great Escape

Eastern Correctional Facility in Orange County, like other prisons, keeps its library to keep inmates quiet. But as a librarian discovers, the reading room is more than a place where patrons steal the books they love–it’s somewhere they can find themselves.

Store of Knowledge

Bed-Stuy’s residents say there’s a growing sense of community in this neighborhood, and part of that may be due to Brownstone, the community’s 4-month-old bookstore.

Caviar Dreams

The name Beluga Caviar usually brings to mind the finer things in life, not a rat-infested basement, cigarette-strewn hallways, and days on end without electricity, hot water or heat.

Low-rent, High-tec

Battle lines for the new economy are being drawn in the South Bronx, of all places, as a building that has housed woodworking shops for years is being rewired with T-1 internet lines.

Class Consciousness

Asset management classes aren’t just for yuppies: Bedford-Stuyvesant residents learn the ropes on investing, retirement accounts and homeownership.

Field of Queens

The Metropolitan Oval, a dusty patch of soccer heaven in Maspeth, has brought true fans together for decades.

Empty Promises, Part 1 of 2

More than a year ago, City Limits exposed a federally funded outrage: the milking of Harlem real estate for quick cash. The scheme has left dozens of shoddy buildings in limbo-and stuck HUD with a disputed $50 million-plus bill.