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The Next Millennial Trend Is Suing Big Oil for Destructive Climate Change

New York is the latest – and biggest – city to sue giants like BP and ExxonMobil over damage from extreme weather. It probably won't be the last.
John Surico
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Messed Up His Own Birthday on His NYC Mayoral Ballot

Plus, Melania forgot to sign her envelope, Ivanka sent in her ballot too late for it to count, and Jared Kushner never even mailed the thing.
Drew Schwartz

Why Did Donald Trump Fire the Most Famous Anti-Corruption Prosecutor in America?

Donald Trump promised to keep Preet Bharara, the US attorney in New York known for going after shady Democrats and Republicans alike. This weekend, the president changed his mind.
Matt Taylor
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York City Is Finally Done Sending Teens to Solitary

Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
River Donaghey

How Mayors Like Sadiq Khan Nourish Their Cities' Nightlife

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Detroit have pro-nightlife mayors.
Michael Scott Barron

Men of Colour on What It's Like Getting Busted for Weed in Today's New York City

The NYPD has softened penalties for possessing pot, but law enforcement still hits some people harder than everyone else.
John Surico

Can New York Save Itself from Out-of-Control Rents?

We talked to a deputy mayor, a professor, and a community activist about the housing crisis eating America's largest city.
Peter Moskowitz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York Is Cracking Down on Synthetic Weed

On Tuesday, New York City's mayor signed three laws aimed at the worst drug in the world, and a new TV ad campaign discourages anyone from messing with it.
River Donaghey

New York City's Topless Women Have Fled

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.
Allie Conti

New York's Top Cop Thinks Not Enough People Are in Jail

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried criminal justice reformers want to unleash hordes of "hardcore" bad guys "who have no values, no respect for human life." Is he right?
John Surico

New York City Is Creating a Bail Fund to Help People Get Out of Jail

Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
John Surico

​A Former Rikers Island Inmate Is Trying to Fix New York's Dysfunctional Jails

Stanley Richards just got appointed to the NYC Board of Correction, which oversees all the city's jails, including the one he used to call home.
John Surico