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Christopher Robbins

Chris is an editor at Hell Gate. He spent nearly a decade working for Gothamist, and his work appears in New York Magazine and Streetsblog NYC.

Correct Opinions

Sorry, This Is Not a Salad

The New York Times wants us to believe that cutting up four avocados and tossing some oil and herbs on it is a salad.

August 10, 2022
Morning Spew

Another Hot One in the Big Onion

Summer Streets, the race for NY-10, and other stuff we're thinking about.

Fresh Hell

There’s Still 50 Coffee Filters of Summer Left

"Time is money" is a thing that people like to say but those people should try actually holding time in their hands this way, dozens of crisp filters pressed together like a literal wad of cash.

August 3, 2022
Going Places

The Hudson River Greenway Needs to Eat Some of the West Side Highway to Thrive

Elected officials are asking the state DOT to turn a lane of traffic on the West Side Highway into a two-way protected bike lane.

Going Places

Drama at the MTA

Covering the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is never dull, but this week was a doozy.

Porcelain New York

A Brighton Beach Bathroom to Remember

This is the domain of Hazel Chatman, a 75-year-old seasonal Parks Department worker who has been overseeing beach bathrooms for 28 years.

What's Your Deal

Meet the Car With the ‘New York Bathroom Vibe’

Last week I was walking down the street and stopped cold when I saw this thing.

June 30, 2022
Porcelain New York

Your Grandchildren May Find it Easier to Pee in NYC

The City Council proposed some legislation that might eventually provide relief.

June 29, 2022
The Cops

Breathe Easy, the NYPD and MTA Have at Last Apprehended the Feared Subway Saxophone Robot Animals Guy

The epitome of a life-affirming subway performer was allegedly obstructing pedestrian flow at Herald Square.

June 28, 2022
Cultural Capital

Ladies and Gentlemen, Youuuuur Chicago Yankees

MLB made a tweet featuring the MTA's stuff without express written (or any other kind of) permission!

June 23, 2022