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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.

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
Fresh Hell

Get in, Loser: We’re Driving Our Kia SUV on the Beach During Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Kia knew their sea turtle commercial was bogus, but they ran it anyway.

June 20, 2022
Critters of New York

Behold This Fiercely Majestic Falcon and Its Embarrassingly Awkward Chick

Please enjoy these delightful photos and video taken atop the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

June 16, 2022
Going Places

Cool New Bike Barriers No Match For Drivers Blocking Bike Lane

The DOT is moving quickly to secure bike lanes. But can the city keep drivers out of them?

June 14, 2022
Porcelain New York

An Unholy Prospect Park Outhouse

Few things can shatter the cinematic spring charm of a perfect June weekend in New York City. But then I had to pee.

Paying Rent

New York Rents Are Sky High. Legislative Relief is Dead. What Happened?

Housing activist Cea Weaver talks about why tenant protections failed to pass this year, and what New York should be doing to build more affordable housing.

Porcelain New York

Introducing Porcelain New York: A Public Bathroom Column

Our goal is to celebrate the toilets we have, shine a light on facilities that need attention, and inspire more public bathroom discourse.