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Threatening to Call ICE Could Now Cost Some New Yorkers a $250,000 Fine

“If you want to come into the ultimate city of immigrants and try to spread hate, you WILL face the consequences,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.


How anti-gentrification activists derailed Amazon’s New York City plans

"I think this marks a turning point because of the size and power of Amazon."


Inside the Fight for ‘Fair Fares’ in New York

The movement has grown from a largely grassroots push to a completely plausible proposal, supported by a wide variety of the city’s residents.


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.


The Racist Legacy of NYC’s Anti-Dancing Law

The cabaret law—and its prejudicial history—is one of the city's darkest secrets.


The Underground New Year's Party A Century In The Making

Deep beneath the Manhattan schist, a cavernous station became the New Year’s Eve birthday party for the Second Avenue Subway, the most expensive subway in the world.


NYC Already Planning Ways to Protect Undocumented Immigrants from Trump

In response to Trump's campaign to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested in a press conference that the municipal ID card database containing the personal records of more than 850,000 people—some who...


The NYPD Hopes 'Operation Cutting Edge' Will Stop a Surge of Knife Attacks

New York cops will confiscate edged weapons and ramp up their presence at apparent slashing hotspots after a sharp increase in knife-related crime in the city.


On The Line: Nilo Tabrizy and Allie Conti Discuss Synthetic Marijuana

VICE News journalist Nilo Tabrizy and VICE staff writer Allie Conti joined 'On The Line' to discuss synthetic marijuana.


The Dangerous Rise of K2: America's Cheapest High

Through the lens of volunteer ambulance corps and harm reduction specialists in the city's outer boroughs, VICE News gets a glimpse of the challenges New York City is facing with rising K2 use.


Rallies, Memorials Mark Anniversary of Eric Garner's Death

Family and supporters are still calling for justice a year after Garner, a father of six, died when an NYPD officer put him in an illegal chokehold.