Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins is a general assignment reporter and blogger who covers transportation, policing, politics, billionaires, and trash, among other subjects. He has been an editor at Gothamist and WNYC, the city editor at The Village Voice, and has published his work in Streetsblog, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. He is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Virginia. He tweets at @christrobbins. You can email him at

Esther Wang

Esther Wang is a writer based in New York City. Prior to Hell Gate, she was a senior politics reporter at Jezebel and a columnist for The New Republic. More often than is perhaps advisable for someone with rent to pay, you can find her fishing in Prospect Park and cursing at all of the trash in the lake. She tweets at @estherxlwang. You can email her at

Max Rivlin-Nadler

Max Rivlin-Nadler has reported for The New York Times, NPR, and The Intercept. His years-long investigation into New York City's arcane civil forfeiture laws led to a series of reforms which altered a practice that had been taking millions from poor communities for decades. For the past several years, he was a reporter on the San Diego-Tijuana border, chronicling the chaos in the immigration system under two successive presidential administrations. He tweets at @maxrivlinnadler. You can email him at

Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto is a writer living in Brooklyn whose work focuses on police, courts, jails and prisons. He served two tours as a staff writer at The Village Voice, and his reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gothamist, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and elsewhere. He tweets at @macfathom. You can email him at

Adlan Jackson

Adlan Jackson is a culture reporting powerhouse whose talents have up until now been spread across Pitchfork, the New York Times Magazine, Study Hallthe New Yorker, and his eminently bingeable newsletter Critical Party Studies, among other places. You can email him at

Katie Way

Katie Way comes to us from VICE, where she was a senior staff writer reporting on politics, drugs, celebrity, cops, the internet, and everything else that gives the world its peculiar present shape. You may also know Katie from her excellent newsletter about the fertile overlap of law enforcement and social media, All Cops Are Posters. You can email her at

Nadia Tykulsker

Nadia Tykulsker is our business manager. Nadia has deep experience bringing order, structure, and financial sanity to unruly organizations, ranging from arts nonprofits to electoral campaigns. Nadia is helping us figure out how to turn a tiny passion project created by a handful of friends into a sturdy institution that stays true to its voice and mission even as it grows and mutates. You can email her at

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