Alec Hamilton is an Assistant Producer in the WNYC newsroom. She produces Morning Edition and starts her work day very, very early.
Before coming fulltime to WNYC, Alec worked as a reporter for Child Welfare Watch, covering child and family poverty in New York City. She’s a graduate of the masters in urban policy program at the New School and was a 2011 New York Times Institute Education Journalism Fellow. She moved to Brooklyn from New Orleans in 2009, and has also lived in Washington State and northern Mexico.
New York City is leading a nationwide boom in public transportation use.
The Health Department says it has identified 16 cases of measles in New York City.
The Bronx accounts for the largest segment of the city's homeless population so far this fiscal year, with more than a thousand families in the shelter system. Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.
Mayor de Blasio took to the streets of Maspeth Queens, shovel in hand, to face a familiar foe.
A rookie mayor takes office, and a few days later, crazy winter weather hits and keeps on hitting in what ends up being a test of leadership. Sound familiar? It happened to Ed Koch, and it's happening now.
A new report finds that Broadway in Manhattan is New York City's deadliest street for pedestrians.
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied allegations made by the mayor of Hoboken that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie used federal funds designated for Sandy relief to push for approval of a real estate project in her town.
A government watchdog organization says 80 percent of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $33.3 million campaign war chest comes from donors who have each given a total of $10,000 or more.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie took some ribbing last night from his favorite rock star about his role in the lane-closures on the George Washington bridge last fall.
Voicing the frustrations of many New Yorkers, Greta Floyd from Jamaica, Queens, said the subway disruptions were a major annoyance. "It's not that inconvenient; it's just lately everything in New York is a natural disaster. Every time something happens, everything falls apart."
Subhi Widdi Way, Ariel Russo Place and Hermena Rowe Street are among the newest streets re-baptized by the mayor on the eve of his departure.
The store is operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, and the owners tell customers that part of the proceeds go to pay for an orphanage the group runs in Haiti. But an AP investigation found that conditions at the orphanage run by the group are so poor that the Haitian government has said it should close.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.
Some big box stores are hoping Americans will be hungry for a heaping helping of shopping with their turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving.
Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.
Hundreds of Michael Jacksons will be on the streets of New York for Halloween tonight. But for at least two New Yorkers, nailing the pop star's signature moves is a year-round obsession.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
Several good government groups and local politicians are taking on the New York City Board of Elections over their decision to use a tiny font on the ballot for the general election next month.
A new report says that average temperatures in New York will be hotter than ever, at least in recorded history, by the year 2047.