When you ask people to come along to the Escort Oscars, everyone says yes.
Initial reports suggest at least a dozen people are injured, three of them critically.
Crime is up in New York City, but there seems to be a decent way of reducing gun violence that requires absolutely zero police involvement.
State Supreme Court Justice William E. Garnett was unpersuaded by arguments that the public has a right to know how the grand jury came to its decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
One of the city's few licensed wildlife rehabilitators runs a secret (and adorable) animal hospital out of her rent-controlled apartment.
A decade after setting up a special unit to monitor the use of force by cops in Los Angeles, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is importing the idea to NYC.
Corned beef and cabbage were served on St. Patrick's Day every year I spent in prison, a testament to the racial politics of the prison-industrial complex.
I talked to homeless New Yorkers about taking refuge on the subway, watching out for the cops, and why sleeping on the street was sometimes better than staying in a homeless shelter.
When I read the Justice Department report on the police in Ferguson, I literally shook my head twice to make sure that the authors were describing Missouri cops and not the New York Police Department.
By now, everyone knows that the subject of the HBO documentary series was caught on tape muttering what sounded like a confession—but it's not clear yet whether those remarks will count against him at a trial.
In Caroline Hagood's latest book, a rich New Yorker gives up modern life to live in the subway tunnels.
Today it was revealed that a number of Wikipedia entries were edited by users inside NYPD headquarters, who had opinions on everything from Derek Jeter to Barry Manilow.
A new "Enhanced Supervision Housing" unit is just one of the measures in a series of reforms New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes will reduce violence at the hellish jail complex.
There is an apartment in Brooklyn where you can stay for free if you and someone you've never met spend 24 straight hours together "making something."
We talked to filmmaker Kate Kunath about gentrification, queer spaces, and the legacy of south Brooklyn gay club Starlite.
The cops' incredibly unprofessional behavior violated departmental rules, but apparently not enough for them to be pushed off the force.
Forget a repeat sex offender—you may have an Islamic State sympathizer living nearby!
According to witnesses, an argument between the 69-year-old retired corrections officer and two men ended horribly when the older man pulled out a handgun.
Even as Manhattan becomes more and more unaffordable, fortune tellers—and their ubiquitous neon signs—have flourished in even the wealthiest neighborhoods. How are they hanging on?
Brooklyn Muslims were arrested last month under suspicion of wanting to join the Islamic State. But what, exactly, did they do to end up behind bars?
After a series of catastrophic failures to regulate Wall Street banks, the New York Fed had many of its powers secretly stripped away by the federal government.
America's majestic drag queen mother has spent her life mentoring her daughters and granddaughters.
"If defenseless people can't find justice in New York's legal system, who can expect them to believe in it?"
Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.