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.
Among the hundreds of species on display at the New York Botanical Gardens right now, one particular orchid stands out for its role in history.
An exhibit that probes the wonders of the human body is moving into a permanent home in Times Square.
"Body Worlds: Pulse" is an exhibit of preserved human bodies with skin and muscles selectively peeled back to display body systems. It's been on display at Discovery Times Square for ...
The investigation found that Hollywood Tans claimed tanning can "help your body create vitamin D to prevent cancer."
Rent-stabilized tenants are hoping for good news from the new members of the Rent Guidelines Board.
Good news if you ride the L, bad news if you take the D train.
A new report found that half of the city's gas lines are made up of cast iron or unprotected steel—the most leak-prone material.
It's a relief to some, but delivery workers say old-fashioned pedal power isn't enough.
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.