Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is an assistant producer for WNYC's All Things Considered. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism before starting in radio as an intern for the WNYC Newsroom and Radiolab. He has covered the city for the New York Daily News and has also written about science, art and history for Smithsonian Magazine. At WNYC, Danny has reported on the removal of a controversial statue from Central Park, examined a New Jersey town's attempts to ban outsiders from its streets, and investigated whether New York City's water is really the secret ingredient behind our world-renowned pizza. In addition to journalism, Danny is a cartoonist and illustratorHis Twitter feed is primarily pictures of his cats.


Danny Lewis appears in the following:

What the Justice Department Decision in the Garner Case Means for New Yorkers

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The officer who appeared to apply a banned chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago remains on the force, and it's a flashpoint for Mayor, and presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio.


The Docket: The Chokehold, Five Years Later

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Five years after Eric Garner's death on Staten Island triggered nationwide protests, a criminal justice reform advocate and former prosecutor talks policing communities of color.


New York City's Top Cop Details New Suicide Prevention Plan

Friday, July 12, 2019

After four police officers killed themselves in June, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says the department needs to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges in the force.


The Docket: How 30 Years of COPS Has Shaped America's View of Policing

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dan Taberski, host of the podcast "Running From COPS," takes us through the legal complications and social impact of COPS.


HUD Recommended NYCHA's New Chairman. Now, Its Regional Administrator Is Criticizing His Salary

Friday, June 21, 2019

In a series of tweets. Lynne Patton criticized Gregory Russ' $400,000-plus salary.

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New NYCHA Head Will Be One of New York's Highest-Paid Officials

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Gregory Russ will take home nearly double his predecessor's salary.

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'People Not Property' Takes a Hard Look at Slavery in the Hudson Valley

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Philipsburg Manor near Sleepy Hollow is highlighting its history as home to dozens of enslaved people.

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The Docket: DNA Evidence, Policing, and the Constitution

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What the Chanel Lewis case can teach us about how police use DNA evidence — and the legal questions that can arise.


Nadler: Hearings First, Impeachment Later

Friday, May 31, 2019

Rep. Jerry Nadler says he'll hold televised hearings to drum up public support for impeaching President Trump.

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New York City's Parks Department Is Happy to Take Over Hart Island...Eventually

Thursday, May 30, 2019

City Hall is on board, but the timeline is fluid and details are scarce.

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New York Congressman Says "All Options Are On The Table" in Trump Investigations

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hours after special counsel Robert Mueller's first public address on his office's report, Rep. Nadler says the matter is far from settled.

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Behind the Budget Dance Over Public Library Funding

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mayor de Blasio has been generous to libraries. Now he wants to pull back — a little.


Mayor Bill de Blasio Tries His Luck in Rural Iowa

Friday, May 17, 2019

De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers. 


Newark Mayor, New Jersey Attorney General Butt Heads Over Police Oversight

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Newark is battling over how much authority its Civilian Complaint Review Board should have to investigate and discipline officers.


Two Bills Targeting President Trump Pass the New York State Senate

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Democrats in the state senate say they are "standing up" to President Trump by passing two new bills.

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U.N. Biodiversity Report: 1 Million Species Could Be Extinct Within 30 Years

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

New York and New Jersey's ruby-throated hummingbirds are among the species that could face extinction from loss of habitat.


Hundreds of New York City Construction Sites Shuttered For Safety Violations

Friday, May 03, 2019

The city buildings department held an all-hands-on-deck crackdown after the deaths of three construction workers in April.


New York City Could Face a Green Power Shortage

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The city's push for more renewable energy could outpace the industry's growth.


The Mayor Is Banning Glass and Steel Skyscrapers? Maybe Not So Much

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mayor de Blasio's proposal to "ban" new glass-and-steel construction is less straightforward than it sounds.

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Mayor de Blasio Repeatedly Ignored Warnings About Fundraising from People with Business Before the City

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A newly-released report reveals new insights about the Mayor's fundraising tactics.