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Christopher Robbins

Chris is an editor at Hell Gate. He spent a decade working for Gothamist, a year at the Village Voice, and has written for New York Magazine and Streetsblog.

The JFK AirTrain Finally Has OMNY But There’s Just One Catch (You Can’t Use It Yet)

The awful system is still awful but will be slightly less awful soon?

Lawsuit: NYPD Knew Arresting Cyclist For ‘Criminal Mischief’ Was Bogus, But They Did It Anyway

The cyclist is suing the City, the NYPD, and the driver for false arrest in federal court.

How the McGuinness Boulevard Redesign Compromise Got Compromised

After opponents of the plan met with Mayor Adams's chief advisor, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, the DOT was directed to walk-back a compromised redesign.

September 13, 2023

A Cyclist Tried to Stop the NYPD From Illegally Parking on the Sidewalk. The Cops Wrote Him a Summons

"Get a job man," one cop told the cyclist. "Some of us actually have to go to work."

Who’s Going to Make Eric Adams Close Rikers Island?

"I don't know how we compel him to follow the law, other than shaming the hell out of him."

August 31, 2023

Get Excited: OMNY Is Coming to the JFK AirTrain in ‘Three or Four Months,’ Maybe

Only of the many indignities experienced by travelers taking mass transit to JFK Airport will (maybe) be addressed this fall.

Scenes From an Open House for a $1,899/Month Little Italy Studio Apartment With a Bathtub in the Kitchen

Manhattan rents are at a "tipping point." Has it affected the market for studios with bathtubs in the kitchen?

Rockaway Beach’s Breezy, Rusty Modular Bathrooms Turn 10

The modular units were designed and installed in under 12 months—lightning speed for restrooms in the city.

August 21, 2023

An Open Letter to David Simon, Who Tweeted NYC Is ‘On the Make’ Because He Got a $50 Speeding Ticket

Is a famous TV writer getting a speeding ticket evidence that NYC is an "off-brand city"?