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Max Rivlin-Nadler

Max Rivlin-Nadler is a co-publisher of Hell Gate. He's reported for Gothamist, The New York Times, Village Voice and NPR. You can find him walking his dog, Stiva, or surfing in the Rockaways.

Locked Up

The Queens District Attorney’s Office Has an Exonerating Evidence Problem

Information that can set people free sits around for years while people suffer on Rikers—and both the NYPD and Queens DA’s office don’t seem to care.

December 4, 2022
Eternal City

You Can Now Bid on Some Truly Useless Stuff Owned By NYC Mayors

Mayors cannot take their gifts home with them. So now it’s up to the city to auction them off.

November 21, 2022

Why Hasn’t Governor Hochul Signed the Crypto Mining Moratorium?

After a campaign flush with donations from disgraced crypto kingpins, a bill to ban polluting cryptomining sits on the governor’s desk.


Adams Administration ‘Loophole’ Could Let All the Air Out of NYC’s Biggest Climate Bill

A new report by the City’s comptroller finds that a proposed loophole would reduce the law’s impact by 70 percent.

Cultural Capital

James Gray, Queens Kid, Comes Home

The director of “Ad Astra” talks to Hell Gate about the unsparing truth of his latest film, “Armageddon Time.”

November 14, 2022
Eric Adams

As Crypto Continues to Crash, Let’s Check in on Eric Adams’s Crypto Wallet

The mayor converted his first three paychecks to cryptocurrency. Since then, he’s lost almost 60 percent of his money.

The State of New York

Staten Island Man Whose Giant Trump Lawn Sculpture Was Mysteriously Engulfed in Flames Is Now a State Assemblymember

Sam Pirozzolo will soon be writing our state’s laws, but let’s not forget his humble beginnings.

November 9, 2022
Correct Opinions

Is it Morally Defensible to Put Dogs in Halloween Costumes? A Brief Debate

Dog parents Molly Osberg and Max Rivlin-Nadler present their opposing views.


The Plan to Completely Transform Governors Island Faces One Last Hurdle

Given to New York City to be used for the public, a group of private interests is steering the island in a new direction.

October 23, 2022
Eternal City

Requiem for Brooklyn-Queens Day

The day that children of Kings and Queens felt like royalty.

October 21, 2022