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Skrillex Week With the Subway DJ

Hanging out with Naveh Halperin, aka the Subway DJ, I learned how he makes a moment happen.

March 8, 2023
Eternal City

Meet Zoe Anderson Norris, the ‘Nellie Bly You’ve Never Heard Of’

Norris, who dubbed herself the "Queen of Bohemia," exposed the injustices of post-Gilded Age New York City—by going undercover.

February 28, 2023
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What Happens When NYC Defunds Libraries

Libraries are already short-staffed. What will happen if their budgets are cut even more?

January 20, 2023

The HarperCollins Strike Approaches 50 Days: ‘$45K Is Just Not Enough to Live on in NYC’

“We believe that this is our only opportunity to make real change in this industry," union chair Laura Harshberger told Hell Gate.

January 17, 2023
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Like Free Jazz? Have a Seat on the Carpet in Clinton Hill

In a non-traditional space in Clinton Hill, Blank Forms is making noise.

December 19, 2022
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The Final Smhoakstock

A long-running 36-hour collaborative jam session drops its curtain, as the era of DIY spaces in Brooklyn also draws to a close.

December 13, 2022
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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
Eternal City

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