Tag: New York

It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at the US Open for the 1st Time

Serena Williams celebrating at the net after beating Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon July 9, 2015 Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty) Serena Williams has met, and defeated, rival Maria Sharapova at many a tennis tournament—Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens—but she’s never gotten the chance to face off against Sharapova at the U.S. Open in New York. That’s […]

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It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at US Open for 1st Time

Serena Williams celebrating at the net after beating Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon July 9, 2015 Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty) Serena Williams has met, and defeated, rival Maria Sharapova at many a tennis tournament—Wimbledon, the Australian and French Opens—but she’s never gotten the chance to face off against Sharapova at the U.S. Open in New York. […]

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The New American Homeless

Last August, Cokethia Goodman returned home from work to discover a typed letter from her landlord in the mailbox. She felt a familiar panic as she began to read it. For nearly a year, Goodman and her six children—two of them adopted after being abandoned at birth—had been living in a derelict but functional three-bedroom […]

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New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Three new accusers have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts, according to court documents reviewed by multiple outlets. One woman said she was forced to […]

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Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Just days after the eight and ninth New York City police officers killed themselves this year, the head of the city’s police union had some advice for members of the department struggling with depression and mental illness: “Don’t fucking do it.” “Officers, […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People ‘Monsters’

An NYPD union leader is claiming that a racist video he told thousands of his fellow cops to “pay close attention to” on Saturday was actually shared in error. Ed Mullins, president of New York City’s second-largest cop union the Sergeants Benevolent Association, shared a 15-minute video made by right-wing author Colin Flaherty that refers […]

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NYC Food Cart Vendors Protest After Being Pushed Out of Spots by Business Group

In the mid-1980s, a group of New York City businesspeople—including one Donald J. Trump—complained to then-mayor Ed Koch about street vendors, claiming that they were an unwanted nuisance who didn’t pay taxes, stole business from brick-and-mortar retailers, and sullied the atmosphere of otherwise pristine city blocks. “The Mayor is not doing his job with the […]

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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Reportedly Used NYPD Security Detail to Move Daughter Out of Apartment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), Chirlane McCray (2L), Chiara de Blasio (2R) and Dante de Blasio (L) visit the house his grandmother was born in during a visit to Mayor de Blasio’s grandmother’s town on July 24, 2014, in Grassano, Italy.Photo: Giovanni Marino (Getty Images) New York Mayor and Democratic presidential long […]

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R. Kelly Traffics in Victim-Blaming, Calling Sex Crime Accusers ‘Disgruntled Groupies’ Who Were ‘Dying to Be With Him’

R. Kelly leaving court in Chicago following a hearing there June 26, 2019Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Lawyers for accused pedophile R. Kelly say the embattled R&B singer’s troubles are basically the result of groupie love gone wrong. Kelly, 52, faces federal charges in Chicago and New York, including allegations that he ran a sex trafficking […]

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A Mysterious In-N-Out Burger In Queens Has Us On Conspiracy Watch

In-N-Out/Uproxx Over the weekend, news of someone finding a pristine In-N-Out Double-Double on the streets of Jamaica Queens took the internet by storm. The burger was discovered and photographed in a now-viral Instagram post on July 20th, by Lincoln Boehm. Considering the nearest In-N-Out is over 1,725 miles away — in Rockwall, Texas — this […]

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#ProposingWhileBlack: Manager Fired, Security Team Replaced After Interrupting Wedding Proposal With Racial Profiling

Photo: iStock After being accused of racially profiling a black couple during their wedding proposal, several Angry Orchard employees are now former Angry Orchard employees. #ProposingWhileBlack: Couple Says They Had Proposal Interrupted by Security Guards Who Accused Them… If this New York couple’s story is true (it’s totally true because you already know we can’t […]

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I Found NYC’s In-N-Out Burger and Solved the Mystery of How It Got There

At 6:29 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, my wife and I discovered a pristine In-N-Out Double-Double lying face up on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. As a huge In-N-Out Burger fan, this was a startling and somewhat horrifying discovery. Was this evidence that we really are living in a simulation? Was this, as my brother […]

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Suspect in Custody After Dousing NYPD Officers With Water; Other ‘Animals’ Allegedly Responsible Identified

Image: iStock One suspect is in custody after taking the phrase “Hot Girl Summer” a little too literally. When last we left you, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had spent the week dragging his archenemy, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, after footage surfaced of NYPD officers being doused with water […]

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#ProposingWhileBlack: Couple Says They Had Proposal Interrupted by Security Guards Who Accused Them of Stealing

Image: iStock If this New York couple’s story is true (it’s totally true because you already know we can’t have anything nice) then add proposing in a scenic location to the list of things we can’t do while black. According to NBC News, on Sunday, Cathy-Marie Hamlet said her fiancé, Clyde Jackson, left New York […]

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How the Hell Did an Uneaten In-N-Out Burger End Up on the Street in NYC?

The first In-N-Out opened in 1948 in Baldwin Park, California, a San Gabriel Valley town that was, at the time, known mostly for its family-run turkey farm. That restaurant became the state’s first drive-thru and, over the next several decades, it slowly became synonymous with California fast food—despite the fact that the chain didn’t start […]

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R. Kelly to Be Brought to New York in Cuffs to Face Arraignment on Federal Sex Crime Charges in That State

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) The screws are being tightened on embattled singer Robert “R.” Kelly. A federal judge has ordered that Kelly, currently being held without bail in isolation in a federal prison in Chicago, be transported to New York next month for arraignment on federal racketeering charges there that he recruited girls for sexual […]

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Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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With a New Amendment, New York State Quietly Joins California in Fighting Hair Discrimination

Photo: iStock New York City passed amendments to ban hair discrimination in February, but now the state has followed suit, lending its legislative weight to the ongoing conversation around hair bias. Prompted by the CROWN Act (SB 188), proposed by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Calif.), California became the first state to pass anti-hair discrimination legislation […]

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On 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death, Protesters Will Take to New York City’s Streets Once More

On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, New Yorkers will once again return to the streets in protest—this time, at the forefront of their minds will be the Department of Justice’s recent decision not to pursue civil rights charges against the NYPD officer who placed Garner in a deadly chokehold. As NBC New York […]

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