Jim O'Grady is the transportation reporter for WNYC. He has also told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Moth podcast. He’s been a reporter for The New York Times; professor of journalism at NYU; and director of research for the Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. He’s also the author of two biographies: Dorothy Day: With Love For The Poor, and Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan.
Jim lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Workers around New York relied on their multitasking skills, or gave up on work altogether, as the United States battled Belgium in a tense game during the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
With a loss to Germany, the U.S. Men's National Team moves on to the Round of 16. Their next game will be Tuesday against Belgium. We help you get ready.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Oceanic sounds in the Park Avenue Tunnel and a car-free Central Park herald the return of summer.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Inspiration for Salvador Dali and star of Andy Warhol's films developed her own successful creative career.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
"Uh, my dog is sick," is an excuse one fan has prepared in case his team's World Cup games conflict with work.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?
Sunday, June 01, 2014
A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.
Monday, May 19, 2014
After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
While mobile device users with AT&T plans have lately lost some underground wireless connectivity, riders with the other big three phone carriers can now log on at more subway stations.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Officials have made changes to 96th Street and Broadway to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Like so many venerable New York traditions, Metro North's bar car from Manhattan to Connecticut has gone the way of the Redbird.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
With the MTA's next long-range capital plan due in September, Governor Cuomo has weighed in to say it should focus heavily on coping with one factor: "a changing climate."
Friday, May 02, 2014
Often sung as an anthem of the Old South, composer Stephen Foster meant the song to be anti-slavery.
Friday, May 02, 2014
“My Old Kentucky Home” has a secret: its racist words were deleted to clean up the song for modern standards. But in writing about “darkies,” 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster was actually sympathetic to the plight of slaves, and the song carried an abolitionist message.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
After two years of occasionally rancorous negotiations, the MTA and the union representing 34,000 transit workers have announced a tentative deal to give the rank-and-file 2 percent raises in each of the next three years. That's on top of a retroactive 1 percent raise that covers the last two years....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Could an option ruled out by the Mayor come back into play?
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
For the second time in two years, the MTA is taking a fresh look at its advertising standards. The move follows an objection from the Cuomo Administration to subway ads for breast augmentation.
The first controversy occurred in late 2012, when a so-called "issue ad" by a political group equated ...
Monday, April 07, 2014
In 12 years at Queens Museum, the director had a reputation for serving the community.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
An annual memorial on wheels marks city locations where fellow cyclists have been killed in traffic.