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Four teenage girls beat the shit out of another girl in a Flatbush McDonald’s on Monday afternoon, as “dozens of kids and at least two adults” watched and cheered, reports the New York Daily News. All of it was caught on video and then posted to Facebook. The video, above, is graphic. What’s perhaps more […]

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Another video has surfaced of people getting into a fight while riding New York’s public transit system– that’s the second this week, and it’s only Wednesday, folks. Just after a group of people were arrested for clawing at each other on the F train, a new video has surfaced of a bus driver roughing up […]

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I’m not sure, but I sort of feel like teenagers who either drop out of high school or college to start up their own companies (or become one of the most notorious whistleblowers this country has ever had) somehow always make it. That is pure bullshit from me, but at least there is some measure […]

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Andy Henriquez died in his solitary confinement cell from a torn aorta, in severe pain, while guards ignored his and other inmates’ cries for help, DNAinfo reports.  After a shocking report detailing institutionalized abuse, rights violations, a “culture of violence” and frequent medical emergencies experienced by young inmates at Rikers Island, other cases of systemic corruption are being brought to light, […]

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“The old sent us to die and we hated them.” The new documentary Matt Wolf examines a most transient of identities. Teenage is comprised of archival footage of adolescent groups through the decades — flappers, punks, etc. — and anonymous narrations of once-teenagers. “We didn’t always exist.”  How did the youth (aged roughly 16-24) became labeled and recognized […]

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Facebook has just announced two key privacy setting changes for users 13 to 17 years old: (1) They can go “public” (previously, they could only “share” their “content” with “friends”) (2) New profiles automatic privacy settings are for “friends” only (previously, it was for “friends of friends”) What does that mean? “That means strangers, and […]

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A study at UC San Diego showed that regular weed-smoking is not likely to do any damage to a teenager’s brain, though drinking alcohol is. Researchers separated a group of 92 people aged 16 to 20 into groups of drinkers/smokers and abstainers, then monitored their health over 18 months. Those who had at least five […]

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A new study from the National Institute of Health confirms a truly shocking truth: that many American teenagers smoke weed, and that even more feel like toking up every once in a while isn’t particularly harmful. Forty-five percent of high school seniors polled said they’d smoked weed in the past year, 23 percent reported smoking […]

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Recently, a mob of 40 teenagers raided a Cobble Hill candy store at once, making off with bags and bags of the sweet stuff. It’s a pretty ingenious idea–power in numbers, they can’t detain all of you–and I kind of wish I had thought of myself as a youngster. The store’s owners, however, were not […]

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What’s the matter with kids these days? First blow dart sniper attacks in Bath Beach, and now B.B. gun sniper attacks in the Lower East Side. On Wednesday, two teenage boys were arrested after several 911 callers reported seeing two figures with weapons on a rooftop on Henry Street. Cops told reporters that after taking […]

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