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Esther Wang

Prior to Hell Gate, Esther was a senior politics reporter at Jezebel and a columnist for the New Republic.

Morning Spew

It’s Tuesday, So You Must ‘Release the Beef’

A Queens man and the owner of an animal sanctuary find themselves in some legal trouble, the Brooklyn Democratic Party continues to be the Brooklyn Democratic Party, and everything else we're thinking about today.

August 9, 2022

Sarahana Shrestha, DSA’s Hudson Valley Primary Winner, Has a Message for NY Progressives

“There’s just too much focus on New York City. There’s no other way of putting it. And the fact is, if we don’t have a statewide strategy, if we don’t have a statewide movement to broaden our progressive coalition, we’re not going to win.”

August 5, 2022
Correct Opinions

Please, WNYC, For the Love of God Get Rid of ‘Meditation Minute’

What if we would very much like to not think about our corporeal existence?

August 5, 2022

Supermoon Fishing on the Gowanus

Our OnlyFins columnist contemplates the Gowanus Canal.

Correct Opinions

If the FDA Bans Juul, I Might Do Something Really Stupid Like Smoke Cigarettes

"RED ALERT," a friend of mine and fellow Juuler, texted our group chat, full of other Juulers. "We're all gonna be addicted to chaw by November," another wrote.

June 22, 2022
What's Your Deal

The Legend of Leh-Boy

He's everywhere. But who is he?

June 10, 2022

Fish Day at Summons Court

Our columnist meets some fishers caught in the Department of Environmental Conservation's dragnet.

Fresh Hell

What Do Chinatown Residents Think of ‘Dimes Square’?

There’s one essential component missing from the recent coverage of NYC’s hottest neighborhood.

May 26, 2022
Correct Opinions

So New Yorkers Make Eye Contact Now?

There's a disturbing new phenomenon in NYC—making eye contact with strangers.