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Christopher Robbins

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

NYC’s New Rat Czar Knows How to Stop Rats. Will Eric Adams Listen?

Maybe NYC needs a trash containerization czar instead.

April 12, 2023

Bad Drivers Owe NYC $1 Billion

That's around double the Parks Department's annual budget.

April 5, 2023

The NY Post’s Headlines Suck, Actually

Headlines are easy when all you have to do is please your evil boss.

The Fight to Make ‘Temporary’ Sidewalk Sheds Actually Temporary

Scaffolding is a NYC mascot. Lawmakers are trying to change that.

March 24, 2023

Attention LES Trader Joe’s Shoppers: These Workers Just Launched a Union Drive

"They tell us, oh, we're raking in record profits these days."

Is This The End For Free On-Street Parking in NYC?

"Why should some of the most valuable land on earth be used for surface parking at a very low price?"

March 16, 2023

Midtown Rally Against Congestion Pricing Does Not Go as Planned

Counter-protesters shouting "Congestion pricing now!" drowned out the proceedings.

Is New York’s Legal Weed Dank Enough?

We put legal weed and bodega weed to the test.

March 10, 2023

The NYPD Blamed a ‘Gag Order’ for Skipping a City Council Hearing. There Is No Gag Order

"The NYPD is lying—and frankly, not even doing a particularly good job at it."

March 2, 2023

NYPD Skips Oversight Hearing a Third Time

Because what is the City Council gonna do—not give them $6 billion?