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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.

When Will the City Council Stand Up to Eric Adams? 

A budget vote, veto, and primary election all collide during a humid week in New York City.

The Adams Administration Displaced 2,308 People in Homeless Sweeps, But Only 3 Have Permanent Housing Now

Throwing people's belongings into the trash and threatening them with arrest didn't help the vast majority of them find housing.

June 28, 2023

One Week Before NYC Pools Open and We’re Still Short About 900 Lifeguards

Lifeguards eager to return to the water haven't been able to get certified.

June 23, 2023

Mayor Adams Admits Massive Delivery Companies Should ‘Play a Role’ in Stopping E-Bike Fires

The City Council is debating legislation that would require companies like UberEats and Grubhub to provide their workers with fireproof battery cases.

‘You Are the Difference Between Life and Death in the Ocean’

An interview with longtime Rockaways lifeguard Janet Fash, as the city stares down another year of closed pools and beaches.

June 16, 2023

Why the Last-Ditch Effort to Pass Good Cause Failed

Lawmakers and advocates point fingers, as New York's dysfunctional government failed to act once again.

June 13, 2023

City Is Taking Air Quality Crisis Very Seriously, Mayor Adams Says On His Way to Hang With Robert De Niro

A mayor more accustomed to photo-ops than emergencies struggled to find his footing during the air emergency

New Yorkers Looking to Help Migrants Are Greeted With Security, Red Tape

In the East Village, volunteers work to overcome confusion outside one of the City's respite centers.

June 7, 2023

Reopenings of Closed East River Park Sections Pushed Back, But City Insists Project Is Still on Time

Will the contentious project actually hit its 2026 deadline? The city says yes, and is already reopening some areas.

May 31, 2023