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:

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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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As Baseball Playoffs Come to the Bronx, We've Got Your Yankees v. Astros Trashtalk

Monday, October 16, 2017

WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady takes on Brian Straw of Houston Public Media over which team will come out on top.


A Couple Whose Love Soars When Things Blow Up and Fall Down

Monday, October 02, 2017

Fran Pado and Andy Newman met in 2001 at the implosion of the Maspeth Gas Tanks; on Sunday, they fondly watched the detonation of the old Kosciuszko Bridge.


The One Thing About Brooklyn That's not Talked About Enough

Saturday, September 16, 2017

No biggie, but a battle that decided the fate of America was fought in Brooklyn late in the summer of 1776.

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The First Fatal NYPD Encounter Caught on a Body Camera

Friday, September 15, 2017

WNYC Reporter Jim O'Grady and Carla Rabinowitz, an advocacy coordinator, talk about the first fatal NYPD encounter caught on a body camera.  

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NYPD Releases Footage of Fatal Shooting Caught on Bodycam

Thursday, September 14, 2017

WNYC has obtained video of the first such fatal police encounter captured on the devices since officers began wearing them this year.

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Just Like That, a Confederate Plaque Is Evicted from Bay Ridge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The marker to Robert E. Lee had been there since 1912.

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Protesters Return to Trump Tower for Second Night

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Demonstrators gathered on Fifth Avenue for the second night in a row to show opposition to, and support of, President Trump.

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Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The horrific attack in the bathroom of an NYPD precinct house in Brooklyn changed New York, but maybe not enough.

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Girlfriend Tried Desperately to Stop Man from Killing Cop

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The girlfriend of Alexander Bonds, the man who fatally shot an NYPD officer in the Bronx early Wednesday, called 911 in the hours before the murder, and tried to stay with him.

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Erie Canal, 200 Today, Made New York a Global City

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

It connected the abundance of the Heartland to New York, which left all other ports in its wake.


America's Fourth: Beyond Pie and BBQs

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

As we come to celebrate the independence of America on the Fourth of July, we talk about the holiday's past, present, and future.   

New Jersey Shuts Down Beaches and Fun as Holiday Weekend Begins

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beaches and parks lie empty as Gov. Christie and the state Assembly play chicken over the budget.

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