On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Though Rikers Island has gotten all the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals, fights, and corruption.
Christelle de Castro, a New York-based photographer and art director, was there one year ago after Eric Garner's killing, when the people hit the streets in protest.
But the family of the Staten Island man isn't done advocating for justice and police reform in America.
The idea is to keep track of low-risk defendants via text messages or in-person meetings so they can hold onto their jobs and steer clear of the violence at the city's notorious jail complex.
It's just as weird and fractured as the band's music.
The Brooklyn DA is helping clear the records of people charged with extremely minor "quality of life" offenses like having a bike on the sidewalk, or spitting.
We spoke to the director of Rubble Kings about the bad old days in the Bronx, how NYC gangs reached an historic truce, and whether his film will resonate with city kids today.
Max Sherman was sentenced today to 18 years to life in prison for killing Lauren Daverin in 2013, a murder that tore apart the Long Island community of Rockville Centre.
Good intentions from lawmakers aren't doing a lot to help the city's troubled kids.
Stanley Richards just got appointed to the NYC Board of Correction, which oversees all the city's jails, including the one he used to call home.
The Police Reform Organizing Project has collected more than 100 stories that flesh out what many describe as a failed system that ensnares too many blacks and Latinos.
What intrigued me about Fleet Week was the way the servicemen and women were swallowed up by New York City and became another attraction in the cutthroat market of the Big Apple's iconography.
The Black Market art fair celebrated young artist of color who are inspired by hip-hop culture. It was also a wild, sweaty, and enthralling party that had me retweeting shit with my mouth.
Starting at 11 AM today, you can sort through the designer's collection of deadstock sportswear, suiting, shoes, and accessories.
They are called "Railfans," and they are your new heroes.
Jennifer Gonnerman's story about three years in hell for teenager Kalief Browder might actually be changing how criminal justice works in New York City.
In 'One Version of Events', now on view at Participant Inc, artist Neil Goldberg focuses on eating and being eaten.
Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
Depending on who you ask, Shawanna Vaughn has become either a whistleblower or a snitch after raising the alarm about a celebrated violence reduction program.
That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
One of the roommates apparently had Osama bin Laden as her phone's background photo.
Despite many Cambodian New Yorkers' connection to the tragedy, the diaspora here isn't too focused on the proceedings in their home country.
Owner of the self-proclaimed "most expensive body on Earth," Lepore is a nightlife entertainer, but also a sort of performance artist.