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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.

‘I Don’t Recall It Coming Up Organically’: NYPD Explains Why They Omitted Fact That Cop Accidentally Fired His Glock During Columbia Raid

"I think we could have talked about it. But I don't, I don't recall it coming up organically in that press conference."

NYPD Did ‘Amazing Job’ Arresting Hundreds of College Students to Protect Them From ‘Outside Agitators,’ NYPD Says

"There is a movement to radicalize young people," Mayor Eric Adams said. "And I'm not going to wait until it's done and all of a sudden acknowledge the existence of it."

One Weird Trick for Getting Away With Obscuring Your License Plate

New York state lawmakers increased penalties for toll scofflaws, but also explicitly gave cops the power to cut them loose.

April 24, 2024

The Winners and Losers of New York State’s Budget Deal

Winners: real estate, Governor Hochul, and independent media. Losers: New Yorkers who desperately need housing, and weed bodegas.

‘Disgusting’: NY State Lawmakers Once Again Blocking Legislation to Lower NYC’s Speed Limit

"Sammy's Law" can't get out of the State Assembly, despite support from the State Senate and Governor Hochul.

The MTA Wants $750K From the NYC Marathon. They Should Charge Drivers an Extra Cent Instead

Reminder: $750,000 is 0.48 percent of what taxpayers spent on the NYPD's overtime pay in the subway system last year.

The Winners & Losers of NYC’s Congestion Pricing Plan

Winners: Planet Earth, drivers, Andrew Cuomo. Losers: Phil Murphy, car brain, Andrew Cuomo.

Yes, His Top Aide Was Sued for Sexual Harassment, but Mayor Adams Raises a Good Point: 9/11

A mayor of NYC invoking the heroism of first responders on 9/11 to avoid answering substantive questions—what, is it 2007?

Top Aide to Mayor Adams Accused of Sexually Harassing NYPD Sergeant and Retaliating Against Her for Reporting It

The lawsuit against Timothy Pearson is the third instance of a member of the mayor's inner circle being accused of sexual misconduct against a lower-ranking NYPD officer.

March 21, 2024