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New York’s Last Umbrella Guy Faces a Storm of Crappy Umbrellas

As temperatures rise, umbrella shops are going extinct—and fixing your busted umbrella becomes near-impossible.

November 1, 2022
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Jeremiah Moss Knows What You Think About Him

The author of the new book "Feral City" on why he felt free during pandemic lockdown, what he thinks of all of his critics, and why he never reads your tweets about him.

October 7, 2022
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Inside the Algorithm: How New York Metro Weather Calculates a 10/10 Day

The objective subjectivity of NYC’s favorite weather guy

October 6, 2022
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When Your Waxer is Also Your Therapist

Waxers like Tisha Gloss don't just rip off pubic hair—they often dispense life advice, too.

July 29, 2022
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NYC’s New 5G Monolith Is ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’ With Free Wi-Fi For Exactly One Bronx Block

"The mayor is gonna come out here and say oh, we’re giving you Wi-Fi? You walk away half a block and it’s gone.”

July 27, 2022
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‘This is Everything for Us’: Old Timers Day at the Giglio Lift

What is the giglio? The literal answer is a massive metal spike plastered with religious iconography; the arguably more correct one is a mood and a lifestyle.

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Meet the Car With the ‘New York Bathroom Vibe’

Last week I was walking down the street and stopped cold when I saw this thing.

June 30, 2022
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Five Graduating High School Seniors Speak Their Minds

To mark the end of the 2022 school year, Hell Gate visited Esperanza Preparatory Academy in East Harlem to ask the important questions.

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The Legend of Leh-Boy

He's everywhere. But who is he?

June 10, 2022