Cop In

A political opponent claims former police officer and newly-elected City Councilmember James Davis circumvented campaign finance restrictions with his nonprofit, Stop the Violence.

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.

Zoning Bout

Targeting new terrain to cure its housing crunch, Williamsburg’s Hasidic community is using a legal loophole to build up Bed-Stuy–driving neighborhood residents to court or out altogether.

Race Politics

A feud between a congresswoman and an assemblyman is a sign of politics to come, as an unusually charged Civil Court judge race has Brooklyn’s major players jockeying for position.

Garbage Wars

Rudy Guiliani has vowed to close down Staten Island’s Fresh Kills dump by New Year’s Day 2002. All he needs to do to meet that deadline is redesign the city’s entire rail and road infrastructure, figure out a way to float 13,000 tons of garbage a day to Virginia and convince the city’s poorest neighborhoods that they would love a reeking waste transfer station in their backyard. Four years and ticking.


Some pundits say the influence of political action committees is waning. But in New York, where the perception of power is as important as the real thing, a player without a PAC is prey. City Limits picks ten power PACs you need to watch.