Jim O'Grady is the transportation reporter for 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 Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Monday, February 09, 2015
Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories.
Friday, February 06, 2015
In the late 1950s, a kind of miracle helped Harper Lee finish writing her soon-to-be-famous novel.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
An epic snowstorm claims a famous victim, whose death was prompted by pride — and the 19th century version of an Uber price surge.
Friday, January 16, 2015
It sold something that's become equally valuable: air.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Officer Wenjian Liu, gunned down on Dec. 20, was one of a small but growing number of Chinese-Americans who are overcoming cultural barriers to become New York City cops.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Today's funeral service in New York for the two police officers killed last week is part of a long tradition in that city — with modern-day additions like helicopters flying in formation.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Returning soldiers brought their solemn rites with them, and that introduced a military pageantry that endures at funerals for NYPD officers.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Castro honeymooned at the Waldorf in 1948. His 1960 visit, as the U.S. embargo loomed, was a political turning point.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Ed Mullins, a veteran cop and the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, describes what he sees in the video of Eric Garner's arrest. It's probably not what you see.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Emotions were raw in Tompkinsville at the site of Eric Garner's arrest; but in officer Pantaleo's neighborhood on the other side of the island, residents defended the police.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Benjamin Carr, Eric Garner's stepfather, visited the site where Garner was put in a chokehold — and was approached by a stranger.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The bridge triggered a doubling of the borough's population in only 50 years, prompting laments for the loss of a quieter way of life.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
A WNYC analysis shows that the most common location for NYC pedestrians to die is in a crosswalk with the light.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
The 44th running of the New York City Marathon had the largest field in its history. And its spectators were as boisterous, heartfelt and witty as ever.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas spent two years meticulously restoring his Sandy-damaged beachside home, but now he's decided to take a buyout from the state.
Monday, October 13, 2014
After two pedestrian deaths on the park's loop road, ideas range from a car ban to flashing lights in crosswalks.
Friday, October 10, 2014
How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.