Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a reporter/producer in the WNYC Newsroom, and a producer/host for the local edition of NPR's "Consider This."

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny has been with WNYC since 2014, first as an intern and then as a producer and reporter. Since joining the station, he has covered the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on everything from restaurants to the power grid and reported on how the NYPD continued to police low-level infractions while facing calls for reform. He’s also covered shows of controversial comics art and investigated whether New York City's water is really the secret ingredient behind our world-renowned pizza.

Danny Lewis appears in the following:

This Week in Politics: Top court to decide if NY's congressional maps are gerrymandered

Friday, April 22, 2022

The New York State Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case on Tuesday.

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New Jerseyans Party as Recreational Marijuana Sales Are Officially Legalized

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Eager buyers waited for hours outside 13 dispensaries for their chance to finally purchase legal weed.

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Housing advocates hope bigger bonuses will spur NYC brokers to work more with low-income renters

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A recent settlement in federal court could make it easier for people with housing vouchers to find a place to live.

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A Brooklyn theater space wants to be the “Netflix for Live Performance”

Friday, April 15, 2022

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Super Secret Arts charges monthly subscriptions for “all-you-can-see” theater, which could help make sure performers get paid.

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Baseball Fans Pack Yankee Stadium for the Bronx Bombers' 2022 Opening Day

Friday, April 08, 2022

After two seasons marked by limited fan attendance and delayed games, it almost felt like a normal Opening Day in the Bronx.

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"Vital City" Aims to Chart an Evidence-Driven Path to Public Safety

Thursday, April 07, 2022

The New York-based policy journal aims to break the political polarization around public safety and policing.

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As NYC Immigrant Groups Decry Proposed Bail Reform Rollbacks, Some Chinese Community Groups Are Pushing Tougher Rules

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

New York lawmakers say they are close to a deal to tighten bail reform laws.

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Making beats behind bars: How ‘The Free Studio’ helps incarcerated New Yorkers find their voices

Monday, April 04, 2022

The program teaches people incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other NYC jails how to write and produce hip-hop.

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The Latest Effort to Let New Jersey Drivers Pump Their Own Gas Is Sputtering to a Stop

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Polling suggests nearly three-quarters of New Jerseyans prefer to have an attendant top off their tanks.

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“Hart Island” Uses New York City’s Potter’s Field To Meditate On Mourning

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The new play examines the hole that the hard-to-access island cemetery leaves in the city’s fabric.

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Report: Most Hate Crime Charges In New York Don't End In Conviction

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The City reports only about 15 percent of charges filed between 2015 and 2020 resulted in conviction.

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Why New Yorkers are seeing big price spikes on their electric bills

Friday, February 18, 2022

Jumps in natural gas prices are causing electric bills to skyrocket right now. Here's why, and what ratepayers can do about it.

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“So Steady And So True:” A Staten Island Ferry Captain Remembers The John F. Kennedy Ferry

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The ferry was sold at auction after more than 50 years shuttling passengers across the harbor.

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The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Friday, January 14, 2022

The convention will be held virtually for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.

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And The Winners Of Brian Lehrer's 2021 'Best Photo On Your Phone' Contest Are...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Brian Lehrer announces the top three photos from this year's contest.

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What to Do If There's a Fire In Your Building

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A retired New York City firefighter talks your best moves in an emergency. 

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After A Holiday Season Overturned By Omicron, New York City Restaurants Are Hoping For A Happier New Year

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Many restaurants were hoping for a windfall this winter to offset some of the pain from the pandemic.

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Here Are Some Of The 199 New York City Streets Getting New Names

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The City Council rounded out its final vote of the year with dozens of street renamings.

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A "Mild-To-Moderate" Case Of The Omicron Variant Can Still Be Serious

Monday, December 27, 2021

Despite hopes, New York City could still be weeks away from seeing the peak of the omicron surge.

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New Jersey's Redistricting Process Underway

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The new maps could make big changes at all levels of government in the Garden State.

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