Inside the Algorithm: How New York Metro Weather Calculates a 10/10 Day
The objective subjectivity of NYC’s favorite weather guy
It’s Friday, Let’s Blaze It
The president begins the process of marijuana decriminalization, maybe, and other links to start your day.
$20 Dinner: New “Urban Hawker” Market Brings The Flavors Of Singapore To Midtown
There are dozens of great $20 Dinner options at the sprawling new food hall. Here are five early favorites.
Bye Bye, Bivalve: Dollar Oysters Are Rarely a Dollar Anymore
The once-ubiquitous, delicious "loss leader" is getting tougher to find in NYC.
NYPD is Illegally Sending People to Rikers Without Ever Seeing a Judge, Lawsuit Claims
"Nothing short of an extrajudicial campaign of terror and kidnapping.”
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Thursday’s Blazing Sun Beats Down on the Cynical Brow of New Jersey’s Governor
NJ Governor Phil Murphy continues to fight congestion pricing, Mayor Eric Adams thinks asylum seekers are an "assault" on the city, and more.
It’s Wednesday and We’re Rounding the Bases
New York’s new home run king, and other links to start your interminably cloudy Wednesday.
Tuesday’s Clouds Weep, For Eric Adams Has Lost Fran Lebowitz
There are meteorological reasons for all this rain but also psychic reasons.
Spooky Libra Season Is Here
It's Libra season, and though this astrologer's long-held opinion is that you should never trust a Libra because they're too friendly, the scales do bring some good tidings.
It’s Monday and the City Council Might Make Us All Snitches
A new-ish idea to get vehicles out of bike lanes and other links to start your day.
Fall’s Hottest Accessory Is the Hell Gate Hat
Yes, the long-awaited, and much vaunted Hell Gate hats have finally arrived.
NYC’s War Against Noisy Cars Foiled by Drivers Who Don’t Have Plates
Hell Gate has obtained the results of a pilot program that placed a sound camera at four locations around NYC.
It’s Friday and Eric Adams Is Against School Segregation But Okay With the Thing That Produces School Segregation
The Adams administration seems pretty okay with school segregation, and more of what we're reading today.
NYC Promised Street Vendors More Permits. Instead, They’re Being Harassed by the NYPD
“It feels like they pick on us because they have nothing better to do.”
Eternal Free Parking Thursdays
City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams continues to prioritize parking for cars over everything that makes life good and bearable, and more of what we’re upset about this morning.
How a South Brooklyn Synagogue Became a Legendary All-Ages Punk Venue
On Saturday nights, Beth Ahavath Sholom transformed into a place where all were welcome to mosh.
$20 Dinner: Filipino Favorite Dollar Hits Brings the Skewer Party to Woodside
Bangers galore await you at this offally good new LA import in Queens.
It’s Wednesday and City Hall Is Aware the Migrant Tent Isn’t Actually Shelter
The city has broken ground on its tent in Orchard Beach, and other links to start your beautiful Wednesday.
It’s Tuesday and One Way to Keep the Official Death Count Down at Rikers Is By Covering It Up
The DOC continues to be the DOC, and more of what we're thinking about today.
The Keepers of Gramercy Park Do Not Like Their New Citi Bike Dock
There might be millions of Citi Bike riders, but there is only one Gramercy Park.
If Only There Were Some Sort of Federal Executive That Could Stop Migrants From Being Used As Pawns
The president's response to Abbott and DeSantis’s cruelty has been toothless and enabling.
It’s Monday and You’re in a Constant State of Redistricting
2020’s dud of a census continues to yield great pleasures.
How Eric Adams Made the Crisis of Sheltering Asylum Seekers Worse
A city with millions to spare finds it can’t do the bare minimum, and is asking City employees to volunteer to work with asylum seekers.
Which NY State Lawmaker’s Special Plates Are On This $80,000 Maserati Illegally Parked Outside Zero Bond?
This is an $80,000 Maserati Levante SUV displaying a special license plate only issued to members of the New York State Assembly.
It’s Friday, Don’t Ask Too Many Questions About NYC’s New Camps For Asylum Seekers
NYC is building camps for asylum seekers, city council redistricting clusterfucks, and more end-of-week news.
It’s Thursday and Queens Is Reaching for the Stars
The borough’s first planetarium is set to be announced today.
Controversial Urban Design Opinion: Train Stations Should Have Benches Where the Fucking Trains Are
Take a train to exotic Philadelphia and see why benches in train stations are good.
$20 Dinner: Dave’s Hot Chicken Hits Midtown With Some Seriously Good Bird
The Drake-adjacent West Coast chain opened its first East Coast restaurant in Midtown last month.
The State of Recycling in New York City Is Extraordinarily Grim
And as for organic waste? "We divert virtually none of it, less than one percent."