I'm an escort in New York so I know firsthand how strange and stressful your life becomes when you're outside the law and aren't able to call 9-1-1.
At 21 years old, DonMonique is making waves as one of the only rising female rappers in the male-dominated Brooklyn rap scene.
Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six others were arrested as part of an alleged money laundering and prostitution scheme.
El Grito de Sunset Park makes it their business to monitor the police and make sure they don't commit acts of brutality in the heavily Hispanic neighborhood.
A small group of Crown Heights community members are trying to halt a new construction project, arguing that it sits on hallowed grounds that reflect the neighborhood's history of racism.
Violence in the NYC criminal landscape is increasingly dominated by small, neighborhood-based factions, though "super-gangs" like the Bloods and Crips linger.
It's probably easier to buy a gun online than free a loved one from jail in America's largest city.
Noise complaints in NYC are way up this summer, but it's not clear the decibel levels are actually rising.
Shocking to absolutely no one, the men didn't find anything.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried criminal justice reformers want to unleash hordes of "hardcore" bad guys "who have no values, no respect for human life." Is he right?
Activists say that hundreds of birds have been stolen from Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park, possibly so they could be shot by hunters in Pennsylvania.
I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
The success of The Wolfpack brought the Angulo brothers to Los Angeles for their first time ever. There they explored the sites and met the people who inspire their creativity. This is their travelogue.
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.