Power to the People

Deregulation of the electric industry has unleashed a flood of proposals for new power plants. It also makes the job of fighting them that much easier for a coalition of neighborhood groups out to stop them.


A new coalition of concerned neighborhood groups has formed to ensure that electricity deregulation doesn’t mean a power plants will be seeded all over the city.


A rundown of the leading candidates to head the city’s housing department–and other job jumping.

The HUD Haggle

On the Lower East Side, a landlord threatens to give up government subsidies and the restrictions that go with them. Is it a real threat or a ploy to get more money? Maybe both.