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Remember When People Thought Fireworks Were a Government Conspiracy?

Things were too fucked up to be explained by the slow drift of history, political dysfunction, and economic inequality.

July 4, 2022

For Pre-Launch Event Buzz, Invite The Guy Who Called The Iraqi People ‘Semi-Literate Primitive Monkeys’

Semafor’s here to help with ‘the crisis of trust in news,’ so here’s Tucker Carlson sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

July 2, 2022

Civil Court Campaign Devolves Into Illegal Anti-Juggler Mudslinging

Overnight, parts of lower Manhattan were plastered with posters accusing a civil court candidate of not only being a Trump appointee, but also, a literal clown.

June 28, 2022

What Crash? NY’s Political Leaders Are Still Crazy For Crypto

Despite a complete collapse in the crypto market, New York’s leaders are still making money from it—through campaign donations.

June 18, 2022

Public Swimming Programs Had Been Drowning For Months. Why Didn’t City Hall Save Them?

Other cities have found solutions to the "national lifeguard shortage."

June 15, 2022

Adult Lap Swim Is Probably Not Coming Back This Summer

After two pandemic years without adult lap swim at the City’s outdoor pools, the Parks Department tells Hell Gate that it’s not coming back.

May 30, 2022

India Walton on the Buffalo Massacre: ‘This is America’

"This country was built on theft, on violence, on the notion that some people have the right to exist and others do not."

May 19, 2022

Boy This New NYC Congressional District Sure Looks Like a Dong (Or a T-Rex?)

The "special master" has spoken, and many Democratic incumbents would be forced to compete.

New Yorkers Have a Message for Democrats on Abortion

"If our votes get us nothing, then what are we doing?"

May 4, 2022