A Room of One's Own

The massive Harlem HUD scandal left hundreds of abandoned brownstones in its wake. But now there’s good news, too: it is also giving birth to a vibrant new tenant movement.

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.

Making Up Kids' Minds

The charter school revolution has arrived, with promises of innovation and choice. But community groups say the business has room for only one idea of what kids need from their schools.

Response Time

Five activists probe the city’s reaction to the Amadou Diallo shooting, from the politics behind the protests to the future of organizing. Has New York witnessed the spark of a lasting movement, or just a shooting star?