We met the distinguished writer to discuss her new memoir, loneliness, cultural decline, and all the other fun stuff that comes from a life in letters in New York City.
Despite all the pessimism, the too-damn-high rents, and the trend pieces about mass migrations to LA, I'm staying right where I am. Here's why.
Creative Time brings to Central Park free ice cream, Hollywood reenactments, and a Nordic boat called the S. S. Hangover, all in the name of art.
I would be an ass if I didn't understand that sex and money are compelling subjects, but you would be an ass if you didn't understand that I don't want to be singled out as entertainment.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton thinks the city needs 450 new cops to focus on the latest terrorist threat. Is he right?
They are called "Railfans," and they are your new heroes.
Every day, hundreds of disgruntled defendants, overworked lawyers, and indifferent cops and judges flow through the 17-floor concrete beast that squats in lower Manhattan. On one day in April, I was there to see it all.
David Baril was shot in the head after he reportedly lunged at an officer who stopped him on the streets of Manhattan for questioning.
Jennifer Gonnerman's story about three years in hell for teenager Kalief Browder might actually be changing how criminal justice works in New York City.
Mirescu's stirring adaptation of Tarkovsky's Solaris is set in an Upper West Side townhouse, blending film and live theater to bring ghosts to life.
The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz made the nation terrified of "stranger danger," a fear that still hasn't gone away—but his kidnapper has never been caught.
Activists marched all over Manhattan last night despite a police crackdown that led to 120 arrests.
"We came here to appeal to peoples' consciousness, and to other parents. We are looking for help in order to get our government to actually do what they're supposed to do."
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.