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.
Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Friday, August 29, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Problems at the "functionally obsolete" transportation hub begin as soon as you walk in.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
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.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
Medical examiner says death was caused by "the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police."
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
With the strike clock ticking, the MTA and Long Island Railroad union representatives are intensifying their rhetoric.
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.