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Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto served two tours as staff writer at the Village Voice. His reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gothamist, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and elsewhere.

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.”


Students Occupy the New School After Administration Cuts Off Pay and Health Coverage for Striking Faculty

A surprise escalation by students adds heat to a labor action that is already the longest adjunct faculty strike in U.S. history.

December 8, 2022

Regarding Our Involvement in Hell Apes

A memo sent to Hell Gate staff earlier today.

December 7, 2022
Locked Up

NYC Will Pay Millions for Locking Up People Who Had Already Paid Bail, But It’s Still Doing That

As the City settles a major class-action lawsuit, it’s still dragging its feet releasing people who have posted bail.

December 1, 2022
Locked Up

Why 18 Deaths in Custody This Year Isn’t Enough to Take Control of Jails Away From NYC

"Change has to come from the inside," the NYC Correction commissioner told a federal court Thursday.

November 18, 2022

‘A Culture of Disposability’: New School Part-Time Faculty Go On Strike

At a school where nearly 9 in 10 faculty are part time, instructors say administrative bloat is misallocating the school's resources

November 16, 2022
Locked Up

Two Brothers on Rikers. One Died Monday. Now His Family Says They’ve Been Banned from Visiting the Survivor

Gilberto Garcia's family say they were turned away from Rikers and told they can't come back for 45 days.

November 4, 2022
The Cops

NYC Public Advocate: The NYPD Broke the Law I Wrote When They Tackled and Arrested a Grandmother in a Precinct House

The NYPD is arguing that because the grandmother didn't actually record herself being tackled, she wasn't actually exercising her First Amendment rights.

November 2, 2022
The Cops

Even in Death, the NYPD Is Treating Kawaski Trawick Like ‘Just a Perp’

Three years after they killed Trawick in his own kitchen, Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis showed up late and unprepared to their own disciplinary tribunal.

October 21, 2022