Spring 1999
William J. Bratton & William Andrews
In New York, we re-engineered the Police Department, reinvented policing strategy—and discovered that cops can control crime in any neighborhood of any city.
Paul E. O’Connell & Frank Straub
How inspired management brought New York City’s jails back from the brink of anarchy to order and safety.
Howard Husock
His mother was dead; his ne’er-do-well father couldn’t support him; an Agency put him into foster care at age nine. My quest to find out why and how yielded surprises—and public policy questions for today.
Brian C. Anderson
Bred for violence, these dogs can wreck a neighborhood’s quality of life as surely as prostitutes or drug dealers.
Heather Mac Donald
Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech are everything the public school system has mistakenly tried to eradicate.
Richard E. Morgan
Opponents of Mayor Giuliani’s campaign to close sex shops say it violates the First Amendment. They’re wrong: it doesn’t.

Urbanities

Soundings

Myron Magnet
Robert Rector
Heather Mac Donald
Brian C. Anderson
Peter Reinharz
Howard Husock
Tamar Jacoby
Sol Stern
Roger Kimball
Norah Vincent

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
Alphabet City Diarist
Norah Vincent