Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

Jim O'Grady is a features reporter at WNYC. He has also told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Moth podcast. He’s been a reporter for The New York Times; professor of journalism at NYU; and director of research for the Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. He’s also the author of two biographies: Dorothy Day: With Love For The Poor, and Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan.

Jim lives in Brooklyn.  

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

In the Hudson, Fish Be Trippin'

Monday, February 19, 2018

A new study finds trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have spread the length of the Hudson River.

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Love on Ice: The Central Role of Skating in the Romantic Life of New York

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

During the Victorian Age and after, rinks were where couples could openly court in public.

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For New York Football Fans, This Super Bowl Is a Root Canal

Friday, February 02, 2018

For the moment, New York is a sinkhole of mediocrity, equidistant from New England and Philadelphia.

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De Blasio Outlines Budget — But More Than a Billion Dollars in Federal, State Cuts Looming

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Since becoming mayor, de Blasio’s preliminary budgets have grown by nearly 20 percent.

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The Case That's Making the Mayor Extra Testy with the Press

Thursday, February 01, 2018

A guilty plea in a bribery case is raising questions that de Blasio would rather not answer.

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Some Democrats Will Support Dreamers and #MeToo at State of the Union

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

See who your representative is bringing to the address tonight. 

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Why Corey Johnson, New York's 35-Year-Old City Council Speaker, Keeps Rising

Monday, January 29, 2018

He's using his eventful life story to do it.

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When Rosie Threw Rivets in Brooklyn

Friday, January 19, 2018

"Waterfront," an exhibit by the Brooklyn Historical Society, recalls some of the women who helped make WWII battleships at the Navy Yard.

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Putting New York's Latest (Very Good) Crime Stats in Perspective

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The city is on track for less than 300 murders this year - the lowest total on record.

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Life on the Double Yellow with a Matador of Midtown

Friday, December 22, 2017

Traffic enforcement agent Angel Diaz has been directing traffic for 11 years and has never once been hit. That doesn't mean no close calls.

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When 'Jingle Bells' on Repeat Feels Like a Hostage Situation

Monday, December 18, 2017

Some workers to store owners: We're all for holiday cheer, but could you vary the playlist?

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Calling the Cop Next Door

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A new initiative called Neighborhood Policing has some cops giving residents their cell phone numbers for easy access.

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Neighborhood Policing: How It's Playing Out in the Bronx — and Why It Might Work This Time

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

We ride along with a 1970s cop who tells us why police-community outreach largely failed then, and with current cops who tell us what's different now.

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Suffragist Rosalie Jones Thanks You for Voting

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Poll workers are handing out stickers with her image to voters in New York State.

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Putting Protective Barriers in Front of Bike Paths Isn't So Simple

Friday, November 03, 2017

After Tuesday's deadly attack in TriBeCa, many are calling for the installation of bollards to protect more public spaces, including the spot where the killer entered the bike path.

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Fear and Tragedy in New York City

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On Tuesday afternoon in New York City, a man in a rented pickup truck drove down a crowded bike path for almost a mile, striking several cyclists and killing eight people. 

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Witnesses Describe NYC Bike Path Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

They heard a commotion, the sound of crumpled metal and finally gunshots. Witnesses described the chaos as a man deliberately drove a truck into bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City.

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5 Years After Hurricane Sandy, A Neighborhood Is Largely Deserted

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of a coastal Staten Island neighborhood are selling their homes to the state, leaving behind barren and decrepit land.

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Thanks to Sandy, Wild Turkeys Roam Where Bungalows Once Stood

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, is a shadow of the neighborhood it once was.

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City Vows Crackdown on E-bikes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

At the least the class of bulkier, faster bikes with throttles.

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