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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.

Locked Up

Why Is the Head of NYC Jails Endorsing a Debunked Fentanyl ‘Myth’?

An alleged fentanyl poisoning happens in the midst of a debate over whether to ban physical mail in NYC jails.

The State of New York

Will Governor Hochul Go to War With Her Own Party to Save Her Judicial Nominee?

"The more the governor doubled down, the more it became an issue about the separation of powers."


Organized Retail Crime is the Reason Your Pharmacy Sucks. Does NYC Even Have Organized Retail Crime?

Shoplifting has increased in NYC, but how much of it is the work of sophisticated gangs?

Going Places

Adams Administration’s ‘Visionary’ Idea for the BQE: A Six-Lane Highway

Eric Adams appears poised to restore two lanes on the BQE that were removed last year.

Fresh Hell

EXCLUSIVE: Is There Hair Sex in the New ‘Avatar’ Movie?

We answer the one question on everyone’s minds about “Avatar: The Way of Water.”