On Thursday, the New York City Council will vote on shutting down the jails on Rikers Island. Should new ones replace them, or is it time to reform criminal justice more broadly?
Steve Cohen, a.k.a. the Millionaires' Magician, has made a killing doing parlor magic for the wealthy—revealing the dreams and aspirations of those who already have everything.
The mayor of New York City was once a hero on the left. His inability to rouse interest in a run says a lot about him as a politician—as well as the current anxieties of the Democratic Party.
Two developers dreamed of building the biggest ferris wheel in the world. The project had Michael Bloomberg's blessing, while a Wall Street whiz named Big Rich pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars in Chinese loans. What went wrong?