Crossing The Line

The streets of Fort Greene have a lot going for them: elegant brownstones, shady trees, hip cafes and zealous police patrols. An aggressive cop crackdown on parolees and project-dwellers now divides the neighborhood into two halves: the suspected and the protected.

Fort Jiggetts, The Bronx

What turns lawyers into paper pushers and landlords into tenant caseworkers? It’s Jiggetts, the 10-year-old state rent subsidy that keeps 26,000 poor tenants off city streets each year–and the Bronx Housing Court in business.

Central Holding

Alternative-to-incarceration programs reform criminals, save money and open up prison cells for more dangerous felons. So why has the city created a new screening process?