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Christopher Robbins

Chris is an editor and co-founder 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.

Adams Administration to NYC Children: Snow Days Are ‘Long Gone’

What does it say that we now live in a world where our parked cars get snow days but our children don't?

Official Government Report: It’s Damn Near Impossible to Find an Apartment in NYC

So far, the official government position has been to do jack shit about it.

Lucy’s Is Being Evicted. Do the Landlords Care?

"It was an institution there, but I guess things come to an end at some time."

The Struggle to Find an Empty DSNY Compost Smart Bin Is Real

DSNY empties the Smart Bins around 7 p.m. every day but Sunday. It still may not be enough.

Eric Adams’s Legal Defense Trust Attorney Thanks Hell Gate for Bringing Questionable Donations to His Attention

People who are doing business with the City—and their spouses—aren't allowed to contribute.

January 17, 2024

Hochul’s 2024 State of the State: Heavy on Taylor Swift, Light on Tenant Protections

But $275 million for developing an artificial intelligence research hub here in the Empire State!

January 9, 2024

Not True, Mayor Adams Says of Gun Incident He Wrote About in Book He Began With ‘All of the Incidents in This Book Are True’

Mayor Eric Adams denied an account written by State Senator Eric Adams in which he claimed to have fired a handgun at his schoolyard friends.