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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

Prakash Churaman, Locked Up for Years on Charges the Queens DA Has Since Dropped, Sues NYC For $25 Million

“Mentally, I’m not free. For me to adjust to society, it’s hard,” Churaman told Hell Gate.

January 30, 2023
Going Places

Train Lovers Test Grand Central Madison: ‘It’s Amazing’

Yes, Grand Central Madison is late, but we mustn’t let that overshadow trains. Oh, glorious, glorious trains.

The State of New York

The City Has No Idea What to Do With Unlicensed Weed Bodegas

At a hearing on Wednesday, the City Council wrestled with a central contradiction of the state's embrace of an equity-centered approach to weed legalization.

January 18, 2023

Delivery Apps Ask NYC to Block Wage Increase For Delivery Workers Days Before It Takes Effect

During a hearing Friday, DoorDash relied on the same tactics it’s used to push anti-worker legislation in California and elsewhere.


In Queens With the Heart Attack Argentina Fandom

At Boca Juniors restaurant on Queens Boulevard, an anxiety-ridden fanbase finds release during the World Cup semifinal.

December 14, 2022
Cultural Capital

Rev. Billy on the ‘Soul Death of Shopping’ and Finding the ‘Wilderness Area in Ourselves’

The protest stalwart talks about being "being intimate with this apocalypse," ahead of the Stop Shopping Choir's show at Joe's Pub this weekend.

December 9, 2022
Fresh Hell

EXCLUSIVE: Is There Hair Sex in the New ‘Avatar’ Movie?

We answer the one question on everyone’s minds about “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

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.