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Erin Durkin

Erin Durkin is a New York City journalist who has worked for Politico, the New York Daily News and the Guardian.

‘This Is Hell’: NYC Restaurant Owners Call New Outdoor Dining Rules a ‘Poison Pill’ for Small Businesses

New seasonal rules will end up wiping out many al fresco structures and decimate a program that is both wildly popular and crucial for medically vulnerable New Yorkers.

November 16, 2023

‘Let Them Grow’: AOC and Other Electeds Rally Against Scorched-Earth Treatment of Corona Plaza Vendors

After Hell Gate broke the story of a crackdown against street vendors in Queens, local politicians called out a broken licensing system.

August 2, 2023

City Clears Out Corona Plaza’s Popular Street Vendor Market

The plaza usually hosts as many as 90 vendors. After Friday, it was mostly empty.

July 31, 2023

NYC Has Left People With Long COVID Behind

Living with long COVID in NYC means living an increasingly lonely existence.