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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.

Going Places

Queens Is Probably Getting a ‘High Line’ Instead of a Subway Line

The abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch train line has been a point of contention for decades. Now City Hall looks to finally foreclose a possible reactivation.

September 20, 2022
Staying Alive

East Village’s Beloved Essex Card Shop Reopens After Devastating Fire

The store, like its owners, has shown serious resiliency.

September 15, 2022
Nosh Pit

The Owners of Astor Wines & Spirits Just Sold It to Their Employees

The Fisher family has run the shop for over fifty years—now its workers will own it.

September 13, 2022

City Council Demands Mayor Undo Schools Budget Cuts the City Council Voted For

The city council resolves that it made a huge mistake.

September 6, 2022
Morning Spew

 It’s Wednesday, and We’re Avoiding Confrontation in the Bronx

Plans to provide housing for seniors and recently incarcerated people run into familiar foes.

Cultural Capital

The U.S. Open Qualies and Queens

For a week, it’s just barely worth all that the U.S. Open has taken from a borough it mostly ignores.


Adams-Connected Bishop Allegedly Stiffed Campaign Worker While Accepting ‘Not Legal’ $150K Contribution

Bishop Lamor Whitehead's unpopular 2021 campaign for Brooklyn Borough President was funded by a “not legal” loan that became a massive contribution.

New York Review of Blogs

A Late August Salute to Slow News Stories

It’s slow-going out there in the content mines, make sure to bring a canary.

August 19, 2022