Aidan Gardiner

Reporter/Producer @aidangardiner aidan.gardiner@dnainfo.com

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.
 

Coney Island & Brighton Beach »

July 23, 2014

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling into Coney Island Water, Police Say

Takara McDuffy died after she and her sister fell into the water while playing on a jetty, police said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 22, 2014

White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

The NYPD is looking for four or five people who they believe played a part in the swap, sources said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 22, 2014

Bearded and Tattooed Man Steals Bike from Williamsburg Building, Police Say

The tattooed thief, who was carrying an umbrella, stole a Trek bike, police said.

Fordham & Tremont »

July 22, 2014

Teen Seriously Hurt When Motorcyclist Kicks Him and Flees, Police Say

The 17-year-old boy was at 176th Street and Grand Concourse when the biker kicked him.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

July 21, 2014

Baby in Stroller Rescued After Falling on Tracks at Jamaica Subway Station

The child was not seriously injured in the incident at the Jamaica Center subway station.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 21, 2014

Scared Police Horse Bolts Through Midtown, NYPD Says

A horse bolted through Midtown after being spooked by a garbage truck, police said. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 21, 2014

13-Year-Old Cyclist Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by Cab, Police Say

A 13-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a cab while riding his bike, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 21, 2014

91-Year-Old Woman Hit and Killed by City Garbage Truck, Police Say

A Department of Sanitation truck fatally struck a woman in Port Richmond Friday morning, police said.