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:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Facing steep political opposition, Amazon decided it wouldn't be worth the $3 billion in subsidies to build a campus in Long Island City.
Friday, February 08, 2019
The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
They were arguing over the question of whether New York would be getting enough in exchange for subsidies up to $3 billion.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Programmers at the most recent NYC Tech Meetup were bullish about how the company could boost the local tech scene and, perhaps, their fortunes.
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Among them: Will the new approach really save money? And will the project's April start date be pushed back? Oh really, how far back?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
That's where fecal bacteria from sewer pipes collect in potentially dangerous concentrations.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The famous physicist wrote most forcefully on the deity in a recently auctioned letter, which got brainy New Yorkers talking.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The anonymous winning bid, which smashed the previous record price for a letter by the world-renowned physicist, came in by phone to a Christie's sales room.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The team had the best record in the league this year, a feat they've accomplished three out of the last six years. But they have yet to win a championship.
Monday, November 05, 2018
Shrill, strident, bossy. These are the misogynistic slurs women often face when they run for elected office. So what should power sound like?
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Dug-in Republicans, determined Dems, and wavering indies. What else did you think we’d find only days before the election?
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Royal S. Copeland, the city's health commissioner, was a homeopath and Tammany Hall appointee. Some say he handled the crisis with dexterity; others disagree.
Friday, June 15, 2018
English soccer fan Melinda Siriwardana says, “I'm going to be rooting for my country all the way.” But don’t do the same, she cautions.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
At a decades-long pick-up soccer game in Prospect Park, the immigrant players can't agree on who Americans should root for in the World Cup. But everyone has an opinion.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sydney-bred Matt Larsson draws on a deep well of World Cup knowledge – not his own but that of his old friend Jonesy – to argue that the Socceroos should be a ripper team to root for.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Iceland only has as many registered soccer players as the state of Rhode Island. In their first World Cup, the team is a minnow among sharks.
Monday, June 11, 2018
A New York City teacher and student tussle over whom to root for in the men's 2018 World Cup. They don't come to an agreement.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
From Veg-O-Matics to Trump, it's theater as sales pitch.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Our team isn't in it, so we need to back another country. Fans from around the world make the case for theirs.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Will legal betting at racetracks and casinos—or on your phone—put your local bookie out of business?