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:

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.


The Queens Jogger Case Raises Concerns About Links Between Prosecutors and Judges

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Court watchers say a tight-knit culture connecting the DA's Office and the Queens Supreme Court raises questions about impartiality on the bench.

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Legendary Contralto Marian Anderson's New York Roots

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

On the 80th Anniversary of her legendary concert, a look back at her career in New York City.

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One Way to Deregulate Affordable Housing? Inflate the Cost of Renovations

Monday, April 08, 2019

A new report suggests many landlords are illegally raising rents on stabilized units to market rate thanks to overpriced upgrades.

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Jury In the Queens Jogger Case Was Certain Who Did It, But Questions Remain

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

A jury found Chanel Lewis guilty of killing Karina Vetrano on Monday.

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Banning Unvaccinated Kids from Public Places Could Be Effective, to a Point

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An expert says Rockland County's effort to limit exposure to the measles virus could work, as long as parents are on the fence about vaccination.

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Hunger and Homelessness Can Be Hidden Costs of Higher Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Recent reports suggest food and housing insecurity are more widespread at CUNY and SUNY schools than it may seem.

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Top New Jersey Leaders Start Whipping Up Support for Marijuana Bill

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A bill legalizing weed is set to go before the New Jersey legislature in a week, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass it.


Admissions Scandal Revives Conversations About Race, Class and College

Friday, March 15, 2019

Some who work with low-income students of color say their clients aren't surprised by the news—and that's worse than seeing them angry.


Murphy, NJ Lawmakers Reach Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Now comes the hard part: converting some lawmakers' "nays" into "yeas" in order to assure passage before a vote takes place on the bill on March 25th.

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Documents Show U.S. Immigration Agents Kept Tabs on New York City Protesters

Friday, March 08, 2019

Emails uncovered by The Nation Magazine show ICE investigators tracked a series of protests and rallies, including one led by a New York Congressman.


The Real "Green Book" Started as a Guide to New York City

Friday, March 01, 2019

The new documentary "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom" highlights the roots of the book that helped black people travel the U.S. safely during Jim Crow. 

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The 9/11 Victims Fund Is Running Out of Money. The Man Who First Ran It Says Congress Should Finish The Job

Friday, March 01, 2019

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg says Congress owes it to the victims of the September 11 attacks.

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