- September 6, 1999 | Feature
- Rebuilding the Barrio
With burgeoning Mexican and Dominican presences and a rapidly changing economy, East Harlem, the city's original Puerto Rican enclave, is struggling to redefine itself for a new century.
- July 9, 2001 | Feature
- DEFCON Judith
As the World War III of divorces draws to a close, publisher Judith Regan detonates a new A-bomb -- on her ex-divorce lawyer.
- December 10, 2001 | Feature
- Justice Obstructed
Crime's up in the wake of September 11 -- but the courts have slowed way down.
- January 15, 2001 | Feature
- The Not So Private Eye
Some investigators make a point of being inconspicuous. Not Bill Stanton. In the past he's hung out with Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone, and now he's a fixture at Elaine's and the China Club. His nightlife, he says, is for his business -- it's not a bad way to make a living.
- July 16, 2001 | Feature
- A Cop's Tale
Seven years ago Detective Zack Zahrey walked into a station house to look into the murder of a schoolyard hoops pal -- and walked out a suspect. The victim of an overzealous investigator and a crooked informer, Zahrey has aimed a $40 million lawsuit squarely at the way cops -- and prosecutors -- play the game.
- July 17, 2000 | Feature
- Sons and Killers
The Brown family lived the kind of life that's the envy of their Long Island neighbors: a successful business, luxury cars, golf at the country club. But when his parents were found bludgeoned to death, Steven Brown wondered: Could his own brother have been the most envious of all?
- August 20, 2001 | Feature
- Remembering Jack Maple
- April 17, 2000 | Feature
- The Cop and the Stalker
When Vinny Davis married Diane Pelatti, he got her ex-boyfriend, too -- a vicious young wiseguy who harassed the couple for fourteen years. Finally, Davis struck back -- and now he's the one on trial.
- October 25, 1999 | Feature
- An Officer and an Atrocity
There are several conflicting theories about what happened in the 70th Precinct on the night Abner Louima was assaulted. Based on one of them, Charles Schwarz may spend the rest of his life in prison. A reexamination of the city's most depraved police-brutality case.
- March 4, 2002 | Feature
- The Defense Rests -- Permanently
Innovations like mandatory sentencing and the plea bargaining it engenders are stacking the criminal-justice system against defendants while beginning to make superstar defense lawyers obsolete. No one feels sorry for the lawyers, of course. But is something valuable -- like, say, the presumption of innocence -- in danger of being lost?