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:

“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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


What Emergency Pandemic Powers Does New York Governor Kathy Hochul Have?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The new governor is facing a surge of COVID-19 cases in parts of the state.


Mets President Sandy Alderson Says New York City Is A Deterrent For Recruitment. Does He Have a Point?

Saturday, November 20, 2021

New York Magazine contributing editor Will Leitch says the Big Apple's big stage isn't necessarily a selling point for athletes or the front office.


A New Exhibition Reexamines The Meaning Of "Native New York"

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian subverts and recontextualizes the narrative about New York's Native American community.


The Newark Museum Of Art Wants To Be Of, Not Just In, The Community

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The museum's director wants the institution to engage more with conversations of race and justice.


Infrastructure Repairs In The Catskills Expected To Make NYC Tap Water Taste Funky For Weeks

Friday, October 22, 2021

NYC Officials say the city’s drinking water is still safe, but it may taste weird while repairs to the Catskill Aqueduct are ongoing.


Investigation Shows How Wealthy New Yorkers Benefit From City's Property Tax System

Friday, October 15, 2021

A Bloomberg investigation finds middle and working-class New Yorkers, including renters, are disadvantaged by the city's property tax system.


New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring A Climate Roadmap

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The next mayor and city council will need to submit a comprehensive, citywide resiliency plan next year.


Mayor de Blasio Says Rikers Is Getting Better. Detainees Say Otherwise

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

People incarcerated on Rikers Island say de Blasio was shown a sanitized view of the troubled jail during his visit this week.


A Dank Decay: New Investigation Finds A Crumbling Facility at Manhattan Correctional Center

Friday, September 24, 2021

A new AP investigation inside the federal jail in lower Manhattan found conditions where it was impossible to safely house inmates.


Tropical Storm Ida May Have Created Perfect Conditions For A Mosquito Baby Boom

Friday, September 10, 2021

Stagnant water left by the storm could be perfect breeding grounds for the bloodsuckers.


This NYPD Beekeeper Has Subdued His Last Swarm

Friday, September 03, 2021

After eight years relocating lost bees, Officer Darren Mays has retired.


New York's Eviction Moratorium Has Expired. Here's What That Means For Tenants.

Monday, August 30, 2021

New York lawmakers are expected to hold a special session to craft a replacement, but that leaves renters in a precarious position.