Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a reporter/producer in the WNYC Newsroom. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism before starting in radio as an intern for WNYC 's health desk 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:

The NYPD Is Still Overwhelmingly Ticketing People Of Color For Drinking In Public

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Summonses are down overall in 2020, but police are handing them out at the same rates.

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NY Congressman Eliot Engel Ousted After More Than 30 Years

Friday, July 17, 2020

Jamaal Bowman has officially won the Democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional District.

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New York Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. On Recent Spike In Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recent shootings include the death of a 1-year-old boy in Bed-Stuy and a mass shooting in Crown Heights, both of which Cornegy represents.

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NY Attorney General Calls For Sweeping Changes To The NYPD Amid Excessive Force Investigation

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Many of the proposals are ultimately up to city and state legislators.

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Summer Heat Amid The Pandemic Raise Concerns About More Blackouts And Brownouts

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Energy experts say the residential power grid is under heavier strain thanks to more people staying home.

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What Phase Three Means for New York City

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Basketball courts will get their rims back, but indoor dining might have to wait.

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How Comedy Cuts Through The Root Of Systemic Racism

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dave Chappelle's "8:46" is the latest in a long tradition of Black comics who cut right to the root of systemic racism, said Mel Watkins.

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Cuomo Mulls A Delay On Indoor Dining And Drinking

Monday, June 29, 2020

New York City is expected to enter Phase Three of the re-opening plan next week. But it may not be as comprehensive as other parts of the state.

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NYPD Commissioner Testifies In State Police Violence Probe

Monday, June 22, 2020

Commissioner Dermot Shea agreed to testify after Attorney General Letitia James publicly rebutted NYPD claims that he had not been formally invited.

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Defunding The Police Could Lead To More Surveillance

Friday, June 19, 2020

Princeton University's Ruha Benjamin says criminal justice advocates should be wary of proposals to increase police departments' reliance on technology.

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Dozens Of New Yorkers Testify On Police Brutality During Protests

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating dozens of reports of excessive force against demonstrators during protests against police violence and racial injustice.

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Governor Cuomo Threatens To Strip Liquor Licenses From Establishments That Don't Enforce Social Distancing

Monday, June 15, 2020

The move comes after a weekend of social media images showing crowded sidewalks.

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In Midst Of Pandemic, Political Parties Redefine ‘Constituent Service’

Monday, June 15, 2020

Constituent services have become more complex during COVID-19.

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“We Were On This Road For A Very Long Time:” A Black NYPD Detective Speaks Out

Friday, June 12, 2020

Felicia Richards, the president of the NYPD Guardians Association, speaks candidly about race, policing, and the struggle of being a black police officer in this moment.

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Live Coverage From New York City Protests, Post-Curfew

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

WNYC's Gwynne Hogan and Gothamist's Sydney Pereira were in the field in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.

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'I Finally Faced The Giant.' A Bronx Woman On Speaking Out Against Russell Simmons

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rapper and author Sherri Hines discusses her decision to come forward with her accusation of rape against Simmons in a new documentary.

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Federal Judge Says East Ramapo Must Change How It Elects Its School Board

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A federal judge ruled against the board, which has long been the subject of complaints of racism and disenfranchisement.

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The Ins And Outs of New York's Contact Tracing Programs

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Contact tracing is crucial to the governor’s plan to gradually reopen the state.

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New York City's Deputy Mayor For Health And Human Services On The COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

Dr. Raul Perea-Henze is overseeing New York City's response to the novel coronavirus.

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New York City Reports More Children With Condition Linked To COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Officials in New York City are reporting more children suffering from an inflammatory condition linked to COVID-19.

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