Jon Campbell is a staff writer at the Village Voice, where he specializes in narrative journalism with a focus on legal issues and criminal justice. He began his career in California, and is a recipient of the 2009 Freedom of Information Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He holds a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Also, he made a beer.
4 days ago | MTA
It’s safe to say Pizza Rat has captured the hearts of a nation in his filthy little paws. Weeks after a cellphone video of the world’s most famous rat electrified the internet, his star continues to burn. If you need more proof of P.R.’s enduring ...
8 days ago | Weather
As Hurricane Joaquin is busy flogging the hell out of the Bahamas, millions of New Yorkers are losing their minds while they keep an eye on the weather. Will it hit us, too? Should we stock up on beer? And how soon until we must begin feasting on ...
12 days ago | Sports
To the climbers here, hands caked in chalk, it all makes sense. But for anyone else who stumbles on Rat Rock, a climbing area in Central Park, the first reaction is often confusion. Seeing grown men and woman in the heart of New York City inching ...
17 days ago | Gravity Knives NYC
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a constitutional challenge to the Manhattan D.A.’s enforcement of a controversial knife law. In a decision announced Tuesday, September 22, the court determined that some of the plaintiff...
18 days ago | Crime
Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman is warning about a pair of possible anti-semitic bias crimes in Kew Gardens Hills after two Orthodox men were targeted with BB guns. Both attacks occurred within two blocks of each other, on 150th Street between...
23 days ago | Transportation
We all might want to think about getting out of the city for the rest of September. Pope Francis’ visit to the city next weekend will overlap with the United Nations' annual traffic clusterfuck 70th General Assembly, and since both events req...