Prior to Hell Gate, Esther was a senior politics reporter at Jezebel and a columnist for the New Republic.
Manhattan’s Chinatown Is Getting a ‘Welcome Arch.’ Why?
"If you look at other Chinatowns, arches become sad markers of a once vibrant and thriving community. In some ways, it becomes a tombstone for dying Chinatowns."
Comedian Jes Tom Is Here to Help You Be ‘Less Lonely’
Tom has been busy with their (terrific) solo show, but there are some things on the horizon they're excited about.
The Eric Adams Table of Success
The Mayor’s Chief Advisor ‘Does Not Get Bullied Around’
Ingrid Lewis-Martin is a legendary and uniquely powerful force within the Adams administration.
Why Has It Rained Every Weekend in NYC and When Will it Stop?
John Homenuk, of New York Metro Weather fame, explains what's been going on in the atmosphere lately.
Two Conflicted Dog Owners Discuss Whether to Let the Subway Run Over a Dog
Is saving one innocent dog's life worth all of this trouble to innocent commuters?
Get Ready for a Hot Spotted Lanternfly Summer
It's almost time to murder again!
All About That (Striped) Bass, New York’s Most Beloved and Politicized Fish
In which our OnlyFins columnist devotes her life to striped bass.
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?
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.