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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.

Morning Spew

Let’s Make Times Square Worse Because It’s a Thursday

Casinos are on their way to New York City’s hottest neighborhoods, and more of what we're reading today.

October 20, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Wednesday and the Numbers Sure Do Raise Questions About Landlords Crying Poverty

Landlords squatting on affordable housing, Samuel L. Jackson's prophesy fulfilled, and more NYC news.

October 19, 2022
Morning Spew

Counting Trees and Smog on a Tuesday

A new tool puts the inequality of our built environment on full display, and other links.

October 18, 2022
Morning Spew

Monday Rat Buffet in Trash City

Mayor Eric Adams wants to end NYC's early bird special for rats. Will it matter?

October 17, 2022
Morning Spew

Fridays Are for Rikers Being Put Under Federal Receivership

Comptroller Brad Lander becomes the first City official to support a federal takeover of Rikers, Councilmember Julie Won continues to piss off YIMBYs, and more of what we're reading today.

October 14, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Thursday and the NYPD’s Response Is Violence

A new round of calls to disband the NYPD’s notorious SRG unit, and other links to start your day.

October 13, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Wednesday and These Boots Were Made for Bootin’

You might have noticed a few more immobilized cars lately, and other links to start your beautiful fall day.

October 12, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Tuesday and Would You Believe the NYPD Is Leaving Money on the Table

Plus: A police officer-slash-DJ, a pay-to-play scheme for natural landscapes, and a crowd-surfing administrator in NY schools.  

October 11, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Friday, Let’s Blaze It

The president begins the process of marijuana decriminalization, maybe, and other links to start your day.

October 7, 2022
Morning Spew

Thursday’s Blazing Sun Beats Down on the Cynical Brow of New Jersey’s Governor

NJ Governor Phil Murphy continues to fight congestion pricing, Mayor Eric Adams thinks asylum seekers are an "assault" on the city, and more.

October 6, 2022