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NYC’s Biggest Nonprofit Newsrooms Face Massive Layoffs, Salary Cuts

Mismanagement, flagging ad revenue, and waffling megadonors leave journalists paying the price.

September 26, 2023

They Want to Clean Up Their Block. The NYPD Won’t Give Them a Permit.

“There’s been violence, and I’m not comfortable shutting down any street in that neighborhood for a block party,” a local cop told the neighborhood group.

September 25, 2023

Hell Gate’s Extremely Nice Endless Summer Sale

A month of Hell Gate for only $0.69? That's nice!

September 18, 2023

Who Keeps U.S. Open Stars Cool on the Court? I Do.

Players love their IcyBreezes: "Please, don’t touch," murmured Novak Djokovic, like a guard at a museum.

September 9, 2023

What’s Up With These Meat Buckets in Alphabet City?

The truth behind the unloved meat buckets of Avenue D.

I Survived the Tom Verlaine Book Sale

Hundreds of bookish Brooklynites waited in the sun to sift through the Television guitarist's massive collection.

August 28, 2023

Ctrl + Alt + Delete: How 4 VICE Workers Quit to Start Their Own Site

404 Media is a tech publication focused on producing great journalism—without overpaying any executives in the process.

August 23, 2023

Two Conflicted Dog Owners Discuss Whether to Let the Subway Run Over a Dog

Is saving one innocent dog's life worth all of this trouble to innocent commuters?

Guest RHONY Recap Confession: I Underestimated the Fortitude This Gig Requires

"Housewives" virgin Adlan Jackson boldly steps in to determine just how real these "cackling hags" are, and learns he actually likes Jenna Lyons.

August 16, 2023

An Open Letter to David Simon, Who Tweeted NYC Is ‘On the Make’ Because He Got a $50 Speeding Ticket

Is a famous TV writer getting a speeding ticket evidence that NYC is an "off-brand city"?