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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.

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.

April 24, 2023

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."

April 19, 2023

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."

March 29, 2023

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.

February 15, 2023

The Real Dolphins of New York City

Our fishing columnist contemplates the meaning of dolphin sightings in New York City's waterways.

January 31, 2023