By Wayne Barrett with special reporting by Anna Lemond June 12, 2001
Last September, an organization with a long name and a low profile suddenly made news. The National Museum of Catholic Art and History, a seemingly benign nonprofit that wanted to use an East Harlem park to host a fundraiser, was shaken down by Parks Commissioner Henry Stern for $20,000. Tabloid headlines charged Stern with requiring mandatory "contributions" like this one to a city foundation that... More >>>
By photo: Fred W. McDarrah
William Fugazy, former limo company magnate, helped found the museum and sits on its board.