Between a Rock and a Hard Place

An Iraqi man looks at a destroyed mini bus at the site of car bomb attack in the northern city of Kirkuk on June 4, 2014.

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance talks about the issues raised in raids on two Harlem housing projects last week. Plus: Islamic militants are taking over parts of Iraq; a post-9/11 spiritual quest; the latest on the city’s budget and the ongoing negotiations with unions, City Council and Albany; and thoughts on whether adult readers of YA novels should be embarrassed they’re reading - and enjoying - books aimed at teenagers.