Melissa Mark-Viverito plans to decriminalize seven minor offenses, meaning you'd get a ticket instead of a court summons for drinking in public or pissing in an alley.
Police reformers aren't exactly thrilled about the idea after a year defined by brutality and protests.
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.
A serial seductress has been indicted on felony charges after allegedly marrying ten different men over the course of 11 years.
The cop apparently didn't realize the manager has a 12-camera security system installed in his store.
Cooper Union started charging tuition two years ago amid allegations of financial mismanagement, and now the school is having to defend its actions in court.
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.
The department is investigating the incident after the video got more than 600,000 views on YouTube.
The real estate scion is best known as the star of HBO's The Jinx, but he was a minor celebrity in a New Jersey prison a decade ago while serving time for a gun charge.
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.
VICE staffer River Donaghey is releasing an album with his band Pocket Hercules next week, so we asked Aaron Carter, of "That's How I Beat Shaq" fame, to give the record a listen. He didn't like it.
New York's ban on the long-bodied animals was recently upheld, and the city's ferret owners are furious and determined to continue to fight for their rights.
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.
UCB alums Alise Morales and Betsy Kenney mix standup, Fleshlights, and PornHub's #1 MILF in the name of women, sex, and comedy.
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.