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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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Nosh Pit

Bye Bye, Bivalve: Dollar Oysters Are Rarely a Dollar Anymore

The once-ubiquitous, delicious "loss leader" is getting tougher to find in NYC.

Morning Spew

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.


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.

Fresh Hell

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.

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Morning Spew

Tuesday’s Clouds Weep, For Eric Adams Has Lost Fran Lebowitz

There are meteorological reasons for all this rain but also psychic reasons.

Morning Spew

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.

Fresh Hell

Fall’s Hottest Accessory Is the Hell Gate Hat

Yes, the long-awaited, and much vaunted Hell Gate hats have finally arrived.

Morning Spew

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.

The Cops

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.”

Morning Spew

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.

Cultural Capital

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.

Nosh Pit

$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.

Morning Spew

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.

Going Places

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.

Correct Opinions

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.

Morning Spew

It’s Monday and You’re in a Constant State of Redistricting

2020’s dud of a census continues to yield great pleasures.

Fresh Hell

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.

Morning Spew

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.

Morning Spew

It’s Thursday and Queens Is Reaching for the Stars

The borough’s first planetarium is set to be announced today.

Nosh Pit

$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." 

Morning Spew

Wednesday Morning Is the Ideal Dinnertime

The NYT reports on a dining trend, Governor Hochul’s a fan of Big Brother, and more news we’re contemplating.

Going Places

Queens Is Probably Getting a ‘High Line’ Instead of a Subway Line

The abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch train line has been a point of contention for decades. Now City Hall looks to finally foreclose a possible reactivation.

Morning Spew

Mission Accomplished Tuesdays

The mayor's chief of staff is leaving, there's no more vaccine mandate for private businesses, and more of what we're reading.

Morning Spew

Monday Morning Mayoral Report Card

An unflattering annual report for Mayor Adams, and other things to start your Monday

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