Viewfinder: Pop-Up Installations Depicting Crying Children in Cages Appear in New York City
Police take away a pop-up art installation depicting a small child curled up underneath a foil survival blanket in a chain-link cage.
Viewfinder: New Yorkers Hit the Beach for the Polar Bear Club's Annual Dive
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.
In Brooklyn, a Roving Gym Is Building Muscle and Community
Pop Gym, a Brooklyn-based martial arts collective, is bringing self-defense to unexpected venues—and the vulnerable.
Viewfinder: Celebrating in the West Indian Day Parade in New York City
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.
Viewfinder: Hasidic Rabbis at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries
Hasidic Rabbis prepare to pose for a group photo on November 19th, 2017, during the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
The Monetary Cost of a Wrongful Conviction in New York
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.
Lena Dunham Wants Brooklyn to Be More Like Chattanooga
"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."
New Yorkers, You Can Buy, Rent, or Not Even Ride a Bike
The New York Observer doesn't want you to rent—or ride—a bike.