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Henry Hill Slept Here: My Journey Through the ‘Goodfellas’ Locations of NYC

The tour’s locations capture a relatively ungentrified slice of deep Brooklyn and Queens, where mobsters once reigned like kings, hijacking and stealing and paying off the cops...And now it’s all over.

November 30, 2022
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No Gods, No Ticketmasters: A Taylor Swift Ticket-Buying Journey

One Swiftie's journey into the heart of Ticketmaster darkness.

November 18, 2022
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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
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It’s Not Just You: NYC Has a Serious Dungeon Master Shortage

As the pandemic ushered in well-publicized worker shortages, Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing its own labor crisis.

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Ka’s History Repeats Itself

Ever-widening inequality tears New York's character to pieces and plows it under the ground—and that's where Ka's new album finds him.

October 10, 2022
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How a South Brooklyn Synagogue Became a Legendary All-Ages Punk Venue

On Saturday nights, Beth Ahavath Sholom transformed into a place where all were welcome to mosh.

September 28, 2022
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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.

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Love All: More New Yorkers Are Discovering the Joy of Tennis

Fitness, fashion, fun, if you can stand the wait for a court.

August 15, 2022