Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a reporter/producer in the WNYC Newsroom, lead producer of "The Docket with Jami Floyd", and a producer/occasional 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:

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.

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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.

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This NYPD Beekeeper Has Subdued His Last Swarm

Friday, September 03, 2021

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

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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.

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People Are Exhausted By The Pandemic, And That Could Make Them Less Willing To Stay Safe

Thursday, August 19, 2021

About half as many New Yorkers feel hopeful about the pandemic's trajectory now than before the vaccines were widely available. 

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'Thrilled For New Leadership:' NYC Health Committee Chair On Cuomo's COVID Legacy

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NYC Councilmember Mark Levine sees an opportunity to hit the reset button on New York's COVID response.

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Feds Sell Martin Shkreli's Unique Wu-Tang Clan Album, So Can We Listen To It Now?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Only one copy of "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" exists in the world.

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Could A Surfside Building Disaster Happen On The NY Or NJ Coast?

Monday, July 26, 2021

Buildings along the New York and New Jersey coastline face similar challenges with erosion as communities along the Florida coast.

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Death Of Brooklyn Teen After Illness At Sleepaway Camp Worries Orthodox Community, Puzzles Health Officials

Friday, July 23, 2021

The sudden loss has stunned members of Brooklyn’s tight-knit Hasidic community.

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New York City's Haitian Community Shocked, But Not Saddened, By The Death Of Haitian President

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Jovenel Moïse was assassinated amid mass protests calling for his resignation.

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Immigrant Advocates Shut Down N.J. Turnpike Calling For More Aid To Undocumented

Monday, June 28, 2021

The groups are demanding Gov. Phil Murphy provide additional funds for undocumented workers hurt by the pandemic. 

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The American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Statue Can Finally Come Down

Monday, June 21, 2021

New York City's Public Design Commission unanimously approved a plan to take down and relocate the controversial statue.

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She Spent Years Trying To Spread The Word About Juneteenth. Now, She's Concerned The Holiday Could Lose Its Meaning.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The founder of Juneteenth NYC discusses her mixed feelings about it becoming a federal holiday, and the need for more celebrations of Black culture.

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What Should Museums Look Like In An Age Of Protest?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A new book by the former president and executive director of the Queens Museum examines the history of cultural institutions and how they chould change for the better.

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NYC Mayoral Candidate Gives Open House Amid Questions About His Residency

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

A recent report in Politico raised questions about where Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams lived, and whether he was using public space for private use.

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The American Museum Of Natural History's Gem And Mineral 'Nanny Room' Is No More

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The newly-renovated Hall of Gems and Minerals trades in its ramp-strewn indoor playground for huge specimens and a focus on connection.

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How Some Staten Islanders Are Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy In Their Community

Friday, May 21, 2021

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No zip code on Staten Island is reporting more than 50% of residents with their first shot.

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Map Reveals How The Coronavirus Spread Around NYC—And The Dangers Of Health Precarity

Thursday, May 20, 2021

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A new study analyzed tiny genetic differences in coronavirus samples to trace lineages of the germ that had infected patients around the city. 

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What The CDC's New Mask Guidance For Vaccinated People Means For The NYC Region

Friday, May 14, 2021

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Precise messaging can decide whether the holdouts ultimately seek a COVID-19 shot. Dropping mask restrictions might accomplish the opposite.

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