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CUNY Professors Explain How Latest Round of Cuts Will Make Things Even Worse For Students

"Some of those CUNY central administrators are viewing the university as a business rather than as an educational institution."

March 30, 2023

How Close Is NYC 2023 to the ‘Fear City’ of the 1970s?

Not very, says historian Kim Phillips-Fein.

March 27, 2023

Why Is Suga Ray on Hunger Strike?

A Queensbridge resident takes a stand to stop the City from handing an underutilized building over to developers, and instead, just for once, give it to the people.

March 10, 2023

So Who the Hell Is Major Deegan?

A new book tells us of the sometimes extremely unremarkable men that our roads, bridges, and tunnels are named after.

New York Times Writers Call Out the Paper’s Anti-Trans Onslaught [UPDATED]

“This is not quite business as usual anymore,” one of the organizers of an open letter to the NYT told Hell Gate.

February 15, 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

‘This is a False Choice’: Kristin Richardson Jordan Isn’t Sorry She Killed the One45 Development

The Harlem councilmember spoke about her opposition to the truck depot, and what would have to happen for a new housing development to get her approval.

January 5, 2023

The Black Widow Looks Back

Jeanette Lee, the subject of a new documentary, talks about her childhood in Crown Heights, and how she became the Black Widow of billiards.

December 12, 2022

Half-Steps and Abandonment: The Failure to Integrate NYC Schools

In “The Battle Nearer to Home: The Persistence of School Segregation in New York City,” Lehman College professor, and DJ, Christopher Bonastia looks at the history of school desegregation efforts and the reasons behind their failures.

August 13, 2022

New York Rents Are Sky High. Legislative Relief is Dead. What Happened?

Housing activist Cea Weaver talks about why tenant protections failed to pass this year, and what New York should be doing to build more affordable housing.