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.
The site has been shut down by Homeland Security agents and employees are now facing life-altering punishments for allegedly helping sex workers connect to clients.
Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six others were arrested as part of an alleged money laundering and prostitution scheme.
A convoluted case shows the lengths the authorities will go to bring terrorism charges, even when the targets have little chance of carrying out their threats.
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.
Rob and Bianca are such good sex coaches that they say some people pay them $600 for an hour-long session.
You learn to love and hate it all at once—always wanting to leave, always coming back, longing for the day you drop everything and go for good.
Violence in the NYC criminal landscape is increasingly dominated by small, neighborhood-based factions, though "super-gangs" like the Bloods and Crips linger.
We talked to the one-woman show about five decades of performing, her oral history project Lower East Side Biographies and the need to offer young people a queer, punk-rock, alternative to the mainstream.
It's probably easier to buy a gun online than free a loved one from jail in America's largest city.
Activists say that unless major reforms are made into law, real estate developers will wipe out the city's quirky shops and bars and replace them with chains.
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.
A seven-inch piece of my hair was recently inducted into the one-of-a-kind crime exhibition New York artist Joe Coleman has spent much of his life assembling.
Inmates say they were threatened with waterboarding, sent to solitary confinement, and straight-up punched in the face as guards desperately tried to figure out what happened in the days after the escape.
Used to being political outliers in their deep-blue city, Manhattan's young conservatives are reveling in their home-state candidate's moment.
After fleeing her strict religious upbringing and an abusive past, Sara Erenthal is immersing herself in the New York art scene.
"Angry parents cut the line on behalf of their children. I wanted to tell them they were acting like bullies, but instead I handed them inflatable dogs."
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.
Larry and Daniel Lennox-Choate say they left the assailant "covered in his own blood."
If you lived in NYC in 2009, you remember the "dumpster pools" set up in an undisclosed location in Brooklyn. Jocko Weyland was one of the men behind the project. He just published a new book about the operation and the lot that housed the pop-up oasis.