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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.

Fresh Hell

Blood Moon in Brooklyn, Reviewed

If a solar eclipse is somewhat terrifying—even other animals freak out!—a lunar eclipse is something more gentle. 

November 8, 2022
Paying Rent

The Fight for Real Estate Crumbs at Innovation QNS

While New Yorkers battle over affordable housing, the real winners are the developers behind the massive redevelopment project.

October 20, 2022
What's Your Deal

Jeremiah Moss Knows What You Think About Him

The author of the new book "Feral City" on why he felt free during pandemic lockdown, what he thinks of all of his critics, and why he never reads your tweets about him.

October 7, 2022
Fresh Hell

Saturday Morning With the Park Slope Panthers

If you try to organize a community watch group in Park Slope in 2022, things may get weird.

September 16, 2022

Breaking the Bass Ceiling at NYC’s Only Freshwater Fishing Tournament

At the fourth annual Prospect Park Battle on the Banks fishing tournament, our columnist tests her skills against some of the city’s best anglers and contemplates being a woman fisher.

August 31, 2022

Lucy Sante Surveys the Wreckage of NYC’s Unquenchable Thirst

"I was haunted by the idea of entire villages being erased. That just struck something deep in me."

August 24, 2022
Morning Spew

Friday’s To-Do List: Background Check of the NYPD Inspector General

It would probably be a good idea to make sure the guy you've picked for the job doesn't have a history of alleged sexual harassment.

August 19, 2022
Fresh Hell

Sad Scene at the Big Cool Illegal Pool

Who built this extremely cool, extremely dangerous pool?

August 11, 2022