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Katie Way

Katie Way is a writer-editor at Hell Gate. Previously, she was a senior staff writer at VICE. Her work has also appeared in The Nation, Study Hall, Lux Magazine, and MEL. She loves talking to strangers.


Baristas Say Blank Street Is a Good Place to Work—That’s Why They’re Unionizing

Workers at twenty-six stores in New York City have already voted "yes."

April 10, 2023

Hell Gate Owned the Trump Arraignment Beat, Against Our Better Instincts

In this week's Hell Gate Podcast, we walk you through The Line, a whole lot of whistles, and the daily churn of arraignment court.

April 7, 2023

Governor Hochul Wants to Get Back in the Marijuana Enforcement Game

Defense attorneys say that huge fines on illicit weed could reopen the door to an NYPD crackdown.

March 28, 2023

The Tacky Weed Bodega Aesthetic Is Actually ‘Old-School’ NYC Vernacular

"They're like outsider art in regards to visual branding," one professor told us.

March 20, 2023

We ❤️ NYC: 💩

Although the campaign is striving to win hearts and minds of New Yorkers, it hasn’t even won control of the @weheartnyc handle on Twitter.

March 20, 2023

NYPD Removes Punisher Poster From Manhattan Sex Offender Check-In Facility

"The NYPD takes claims of offensive material very seriously and it will not be tolerated," a spokesperson told Hell Gate.

March 14, 2023

How Does Gale Weathers Afford Her ‘Scream VI’ UES Apartment?

A terrifying real estate mystery might distract from all the stabbing.

March 8, 2023

I Tried Working Out on Kratom So You Don’t Have To

Supplement companies with a lot of product want us to think "preworkout kratom" is a thing.

February 28, 2023