Prior to Hell Gate, Esther was a senior politics reporter at Jezebel and a columnist for the New Republic.
RIP (Maybe Again?) to Pale Male, the NYC Hawk Who Lived a Life of Fame and Tragedy
Pale Male has died—but did he already die years earlier?
An Ode to the COVID-19 Testing Van
RIP to my one true love.
The Only Good Place in Albany Is the Women’s Bathroom on the Second Floor
The politics stink, but at least the bathrooms are nice.
Albany Dispatch: Housing Crisis Despair Edition
"It really feels like we're trying to minimize all of the harm that's going to come through this budget."
Most of Your Compost Smart Bin Food Scraps Don’t Actually Become Compost [Updated]
But the word "compost" is right there on the bin...
Marjorie Taylor Greene Barely Lasted 10 Minutes in Downtown NYC
A group of NYC elected officials were there to offer Greene some Bronx cheers.
‘Comfort Stations’ Are Gone (OK???) But How About Building More Public Bathrooms?
"I'd rather there be more public restrooms than a name change."
New York Times Writers Call Out the Paper’s Anti-Trans Onslaught [UPDATED]
“This is not quite business as usual anymore,” one of the organizers of an open letter to the NYT told Hell Gate.
Now Is the Perfect Time to Get Into the Nets
Let me explain.
The Real Dolphins of New York City
Our fishing columnist contemplates the meaning of dolphin sightings in New York City's waterways.