Alec Hamilton

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Haiti Slams Charity Run by Olde Good Things Antique Chain

Monday, December 30, 2013

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.

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Me Again! ‘Tough on Crime’ Bratton to Return to NYPD

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.


Black Friday: Now on Thursday

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Some big box stores are hoping Americans will be hungry for a heaping helping of shopping with their turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving.

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NJ Mall Shooter Didn't Want to Hurt Anyone but Himself, Say Authorities

Tuesday, November 05, 2013


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.


Halloween Brings The End Of 'Thriller' Season

Friday, November 01, 2013

Lots of businesses are winding down now that Halloween is over. One of the more unusual ones: Michael Jackson tribute artists and choreographers who do "Thriller" performances.


Dancing Like Michael Jackson

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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.

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One NY Artist: Director and Actor Adam Goldman

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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.

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Board of Elections Criticized Over Tiny Font

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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.


Report: Local Temperatures May Exceed Historical Norms in 34 Years

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A new report says that average temperatures in New York will be hotter than ever, at least in recorded history, by the year 2047.


Critics Pick: A Very Shakespeare Stage This Fall

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

This autumn, the Bard is on Broadway with several new Shakespeare performances. Some big name stars are making appearances, including two known for recent appearances as rival super heroes in the X-Men movies. 


NJers to Face Higher Health Insurance Rates Than NYers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates New Jersey residents will face higher average rates than New Yorkers through health care exchanges that are being set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act.


Poll Shows Tightening of Booker-Lonegan Race

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker continues to lead in the U.S. Senate race against his rival, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. But Lonegan does seem to be picking up support.


That Online Review May Really Be Too Good to Be True

Monday, September 23, 2013

A crackdown on posting fake online reviews has concluded with 19 companies agreeing to stop the practice and pay fines totaling more than $350,000, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office.

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Interview: New York City Opera May Cancel Season

Monday, September 09, 2013

New York City Opera will be forced to cancel most of its current season and all of next season if it does not raise $20 million by the end of December, company officials said on Sunday.

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Killers on the Loose! Cicada Killers, That Is

Thursday, September 05, 2013

If you've noticed some enormous wasps buzzing through New York City parks recently, you're not alone. The two-inch long black and yellow Eastern Cicada Killer wasp has been turning heads and quickening steps from Prospect Park to Central Park, as the insect's late summer season draws to a close.


As Syrian Situation Escalates, Few Refugees Seek Shelter in U.S.

Monday, September 02, 2013

While Syria's civil war has ravaged the country for more than two years, very few Syrian refugees have sought safety in the United States. The New York-based International Rescue Committee says that may be poised to change, however.

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NYC Looks to Small Boston Suburb for Cigarette Sale Restrictions

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

If the latest proposal to curb tobacco use in New York City passes, the largest city in the country will be following in the footsteps of Needham, Mass., a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,886.


Tony Cutoff Crunch: Shows Crowd Broadway Stages

Friday, April 19, 2013

"I always look at April as sort of Broadway's clown car; the producers always see how many shows they can cram into that last two or three weeks." — Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz.


Report: NJ County Jails Clogged with People Awaiting Trial

Monday, April 08, 2013

A new report shows New Jersey's county jails are full of people who could not afford bail and are currently awaiting trial.


As Court Hears Arguments, Gay Couples Exchange Vows and Keep Watch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage Tuesday, same-sex couples lined up at the city's marriage bureau in Lower Manhattan to exchange vows. It's something Erika Karp and Sari Kessler are familiar with. They were one of the first same-sex couples to get married the day it became legal in New York.