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 day after the mayor's office accused the area's costumed performing panhandlers of being a "growing problem," the bodypainted ladies who get donations for photos were nowhere to be found.
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.
It turns out the phrase "filmed in front of a live studio audience" skips over the fact that that live studio audience might have been paid to be there.
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.
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.
New York State Senator Jeff Klein wants stiffer penalties for selling Spice, a.k.a. K2, and he wants to equip beat cops with kits to detect the dangerous drug.
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.
We sat down with the director of Netflix's 'Advantageous' to talk about anxiety, advertising, and whom to trust.
Phillip Crawford Jr.'s book The Mafia and the Gays traces the history of the time when the mob had a near-monopoly on NYC's gay bars.
It's starting to seem like city cops are taking synthetic weed seriously, and perhaps even conducting a bonafide crackdown. But changing attitudes and policies on regular weed are complicating the situation.
Call it spice, K2, spike, or Flamingo—by any name, it's the cheapest and most dangerous way to get high right now.
Upon the release of her new music video, "Soul Train," VICE talked to the artist formerly known as Princess Nokia about her upcoming mixtape, urban feminism, cultural activism, and intellectual spirit.
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.
But the family of the Staten Island man isn't done advocating for justice and police reform in America.
We talked with the talented menswear designer about becoming a New Yorker, working with Kanye West, and the future of menswear.
That's a lot of money, but it can't buy him a working dick.
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.
The documentary, featuring Nas, Kanye, and Pharrell, is both a celebration of early hip-hop culture and an indictment of the brand capitalization that followed.
Dozens of the ride-sharing company's employees and fans hung out with sandwiches and swag as NYC lawmakers debated new regulations.