Barely six years after the city forcibly evicted squatters from five city-owned tenements on the Lower East Side and handed then over to an affordable housing developer, the buildings are right back where they started: on the city’s list of tax-delinquent properties.

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.


A three-year struggle to save a Lower East Side community center could end today,as the city sheriff plans to post an official eviction notice on the doors of CHARAS.