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Hell Gate

A new outlet owned and run by journalists covering New York City, with a mixture of blog posts, features, columns, and investigations.

Would You Believe There’s a Secret Committee in Albany That Decides What Becomes Law?

The "Working Rules" committee is informal, secret, and extremely powerful.

May 30, 2024

Mayor Adams’s Campaign Sto—Er, Town Hall—Gets Spoiled in Astoria

A contentious community conversation, and more news for your Wednesday.

May 29, 2024

Finally, NYC Gets the Bird We Deserve

All hail our new beady-eyed queen, Astoria the wild turkey! And more news to take you into the long weekend.

May 24, 2024

City of No More Bodegas

An effort to make shopping local even more convenient will probably fail, and more links to start your day.

May 22, 2024

Mayor Adams May Have a Snitchuation

Rana Abbasova, Mayor Eric Adams's liaison to the Turkish community, is reportedly cooperating with the federal corruption investigation into his 2021 campaign.

May 21, 2024

Mayor Adams Says NYPD Did a ‘Commendable Job’ Violently Arresting and Punching Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Bay Ridge

The mayor and the NYPD are also repeating the "outside agitator" narrative, plus more links to start your week.

May 20, 2024

The NYPD Is Increasing Their Ability to Steal Your Face

Drone first responders, real-time Harlem surveillance, and more links for your weekend.

May 17, 2024