7 days ago | Crime
A 28-year-old white man turned himself into the authorities after fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man in Midtown on Monday, which police say was the realization of his dream to visit the city and kill African Americans. James Harris Jackson t...
7 days ago | Books
In December, Brooklyn bibliophiles suffered a gut punch when news broke that Cobble Hill’s BookCourt would be closing its doors after 35 years in business. There were murmurs that a new bookstore would soon debut under author Emma Straub, but New ...
7 days ago | Donald Trump
Almost immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, he faced reports that he was trying to install his children into the highest levels of government. “I am not trying to get ‘top level security clearance’ for my children,” Trump tweeted ...
12 days ago | Transportation
As of now, the journey down Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue by bicycle is not what you might call “peaceful.” Truck traffic whooshes by, car doors spring open, potholes threaten to snap your already fraying nerves. All of that might change, and soon, if the...
14 days ago | Prisons
There are mountains of evidence to suggest that correctional facilities are not the place where one wants to experience a medical crisis. At best, correction officers are ill-equipped to handle inmates with special health needs; at worst, they wie...
19 days ago | Essay
If you’re a woman in New York City, it’s not a matter of if someone has grabbed your ass on the subway before, it’s what you’ve done after it’s happened. This was the question posed by Ebba Boye, an Economics Ph.D candidate at the New School who h...