Chill out, people.
A billion-dollar international heroin scheme got dozens of mobsters arrested in the mid 80s. But did the 17-month trial actually do anything?
Day two of the trial for NYPD Officer Peter Liang, who accidentally shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in 2014, zeroed on whether it made sense for him to have his gun drawn.
On Monday, prosecutors made their case against Peter Liang, the NYPD officer who shot and killed unarmed black man Akai Gurley in 2014 during a routine patrol of a Brooklyn housing project.
The NYC authorities are considering reforms that would soften penalties for things like urinating in public, making unreasonable noise, and hanging out in a park after dark.
In the premiere episode of our series Justice, VICE examines the winners and losers of for-profit criminal justice and explores the emerging alternatives.
A lurid allegation of group sexual assault on a playground is shining a spotlight on a corner of NYC that often makes headlines for gun violence but rarely grips the public imagination.
New York City seems safer and richer than ever, but gang violence continues to stump local law enforcement.
A sergeant on the scene of Eric Garner's now-famous death in July 2014 is being slapped with departmental charges. We asked a former cop and prosecutor exactly what that means.
From its origins as an island owned by a slaver to its more recent history of brutality and scandal, Rikers has always been tainted by controversy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's demand that the state's homeless be herded into shelters when the temperature dips below freezing has upset NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
Norman Seabrook has run New York City's jail guard union for decades, and isn't exactly pumped about shaking up the hellhole that is Rikers Island.
Due partially to my short stature and an aversion to stepping on cracks, I walk the streets looking down. These photos are what I have found: things forgotten, things abandoned, and things that felt like omens.
It's crazy out there. The best advice we can offer is, "put your mouth on wild things."
Places to drink and spend your nights in NYC come and go with an almost impossible-to-fathom speed, but here are our favorites right now.
Where dreams are made, crushed, and you can get a slice at 4 AM.
Krishna Andavolu explores Brooklyn's history by visiting the neighborhoods surrounding the borough's longest street: Bedford Avenue.
A few musings from the band Chairlift about magical Greenpoint, where $3 can get you a beer and where bank tellers greet you in Polish.
Dec 15, 2015
It's "the friendliest place on Earth."
"I hadn't quite experienced anything like it before Crown Heights except for some stuff I witnessed in New Orleans."
Midtown gives Andrew WK energy.
"My dream at 12 years old was to move to New York. I'm still pinching myself."
"Forest Hills is where Long Island meets Park Slope meets Archie Bunker."
We also examine the evolution of heroin use in NYC, discuss racism in the UK club scene, and investigate the inaccurate science behind history's most famous bridge collapse.