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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

David L. Lewis is a veteran New York City journalist with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. His feature-length documentary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, a profile of the legendary jazz writer, political columnist and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, opens in theaters across the country in 2014. Lewis taught reporting, writing and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for six years. He was a producer and associate producer for correspondent Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. 

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

Spotlight on Safety in Public Housing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WNYC
A summer safety program at Bed-Stuy's Tompkins Houses shows just how tough crime-fighting can be. Fifteen housing projects account for almost 20 percent of all violent crime in the city.

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A Lawyer Corps for City Immigrants

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
In New York City, competent immigration attorneys are in short supply. Now a new program, the first of its kind, could change immigrants' experience of American justice.

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City Council Bests Mayor's Office in First Softball Match-Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.

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Hate Crimes Up Heading Into Jewish High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
With continued unrest in the Middle East, the NYPD is beefing up security in advance of the Jewish High Holy Days and the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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NYC Sets Up a Help Desk for Unaccompanied Children

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services.

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This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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Ex-Lawmaker Gets Probation in Federal Court

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ex-informant gets sentenced for lying.

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Rebellion vs. Redemption

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
Both candidates have something to prove in a state Senate primary in Queens, including what it means to be a Democrat.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Seek to Woo Women

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
With the Democratic primary just days away, the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor are scrambling to lure women voters by proving they are the most progressive candidates.

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This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

WNYC
One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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Shadow of Jail Violence Darkens Bus Ride to Rikers

Friday, August 29, 2014

As problems at Rikers Island reach a tipping point, and the need for reform becomes urgent, mothers, aunts, fiancées and others travel there regularly to check up on loved ones.  

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Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
After the death of Eric Garner in police custody, a review board said the NYPD took little or no disciplinary action in 10 chokehold cases.

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Memories Still Burn in Bensonhurst Over the Death of Yusuf Hawkins

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC
Bensonhurst has changed a lot since 1989, when a white mob killed a black teenager and Al Sharpton was stabbed in a schoolyard. But among old-timers, tensions remain.

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Crossing the Border Is Just the First Challenge

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WNYC
Thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America face new hurdles as they settle in New York, ranging from learning English to dealing with the trauma of the past.

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Pretty Vacant: Two Million Voters Have No Voice In Albany

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WNYC
Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.

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News Analysis: These Bedfellows Are No Strangers

Friday, August 15, 2014

WNYC

From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.

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Deal Reached on Rental Subsidies for Homeless Families

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WNYC

An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.

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City Sells BK to DNC for 2016

Monday, August 11, 2014

WNYC

As the Democratic National Committee weighs NYC's 2016 convention bid, local leaders say Brooklyn is ready for its close-up.

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Mayors Pledge To Fight Income Inequality

Monday, August 11, 2014

Among the mayors' goals: secure better wages in their cities, improve early childhood education and expand Internet access for low-income residents.

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The Frightening True Story that Sparked America’s Shark Mania

Friday, August 08, 2014

WNYC

There would be no Jaws or Sharknado if not for the 1916 shark attacks that left four dead in the waters of New Jersey, and inspired a forgotten act of selflessness.

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