Louis Scarcella was a star New York City detective in the ’80s and ’90s, cracking cases no one else could. Now it appears that many of the people he put away were innocent, forced into false confessions and convicted with testimony from flimsy witnesses. Scarcella maintains that he did nothing wrong, despite evidence against him much stronger than in many of his cases.
The postscript of a viral hit.
The gangs of Brooklyn’s Brownsville, an area with the higest concentration of public housing in America.
The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.
Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.
Memories of the old neighborhood, before everything changed.
Tyson on his childhood in Brooklyn and the man who changed his life. An excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Undisputed Truth.
The story of Kokie’s, and its gentrifying Williamsburg neighborhood.
Why almost everything we think we know about the iconic photo from Robinson’s first game is wrong.
How the Brooklynization of culture killed regional music scenes.
Searching for answers 40 years after a Brooklyn man threw acid in the face of his 4-year-old neighbor.