The Norman Invasion

Civil rights champion Norman Siegel wants the public advocate to be the city’s professional rabble-rouser, coordinating demonstrations instead of reports. Did Mark Green have it all wrong?

No Fore Warning

By 2003, private developers will transform a Bronx municipal landfill into a world-class golf course. Now the project’s neighbors are demanding to know what lies beneath Ferry Point Park.

Faith Accompli

A Crown Heights church is one of a dozen in the city getting government cash to bring welfare recipients into line. Its minister breaks a Giuliani gag order to speak the truth about charitable choice.

Over the Edge

You’ll be hard-pressed to find Meadowmere on a map, or after a storm. Some residents want to jump ashore to Nassau County.

Liening on Homeowners

Activists monitoring the effect of the city’s tax lien sales program on apartment building tenants recently discovered something they weren’t looking for: The sales are hurting poor, often elderly outer-borough homeowners as well, thanks in large part to the program’s tough debt collection tactics.

On Their Own Feat

When young adults outgrow foster care, the city gives them a few words of wisdom and $750. A private mentoring program keeps some out of poverty and homelessness, but will the city notice?