Aidan Gardiner

Reporter/Producer @aidangardiner

Aidan Gardiner is a Reporter/Producer covering breaking news.
Before joining DNAinfo, Aidan interned for the New York Times' Cityroom blog and freelanced for The Villager and Queens Chronicle.  
He majored in urban studies at The New School, but fell in with the student newspaper crowd and never escaped. He went on to study journalism at Columbia. Later, he returned to The New School to teach a freshman class about journalism and New York history.
Aidan grew up in San Francisco's Castro district, across from a bar called The Men's Room and down the street from another called Moby Dick. He now lives in Astoria.
Fun fact: Aidan once danced on stage to "Smooth" during a Santana concert. There will never be a repeat performance.

Downtown »

October 31, 2014

NYPD's Top Chief Abruptly Resigns in Spat Over Promotion, Sources Say

Chief Philip Banks III, who was slated to become the No. 2 in the NYPD, resigned Friday, sources said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

October 31, 2014

Woman Dies in Triple Shooting Outside Elmhurst Nightclub, Police Say

A woman died in a shooting at a Club Hive afterparty for the Powerhouse hip-hop concert, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 31, 2014

Man Dies After Garbage Truck Drags Him Through Chinatown, Police Say

The private sanitation truck left the scene after hitting and dragging the man, police said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

October 28, 2014

Student Chokes to Death at Cobble Hill School, Officials Say

A student at 184 Baltic St. choked and was taken to Methodist Hospital where she died, officials said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

October 28, 2014

81-Year-Old Man Punched and Robbed at Sunnyside ATM, Police Say

The man had just withdrawn $100 from a Chase ATM when he was attacked, police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 28, 2014

Online Date Robs Man at Gunpoint at UWS Apartment, Police Say

The suspect stole an Xbox, Macbook and cellphone after being invited to his date's home, police said.

Flushing & Whitestone »

October 27, 2014

Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Police, NYPD Says

Police shot and killed a man who threatened hospital staff with a box cutter, the NYPD said.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 27, 2014

Woman Dies After Seizure in NYPD Holding Cell, Police Say

Jasmine Lawrence, 22, had a seizure in her cell and was taken to Woodhull, where she died, police said.