Police take away a pop-up art installation depicting a small child curled up underneath a foil survival blanket in a chain-link cage.
Polar Bear Club swimmers make their annual icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Pop Gym, a Brooklyn-based martial arts collective, is bringing self-defense to unexpected venues—and the vulnerable.
Costumed dancers participate in the annual West Indian Day Parade on September 3rd, 2018, in Brooklyn. The parade is one of the biggest celebrations of Caribbean culture in North America.
Hasidic Rabbis prepare to pose for a group photo on November 19th, 2017, during the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State. He may get even more from New York City.
"If they struggle for too long, they're leaving New York for Seattle, Chicago, Austin, and in some cases, even Tampa. We can't have our generation's Patti Smith moving to Tampa."
The New York Observer doesn't want you to rent—or ride—a bike.