Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg bfractenberg@dnainfo.com

Ben Fractenberg is a general assignment reporter for DNAinfo.

Ben left a career in the nonprofit world in 2008 to join the lucrative field of news reporting. After attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ben joined the ranks of DNAinfo, quickly establishing himself as a crime and breaking news reporter.

Ben’s nonprofit work included working for Public Allies, where he helped develop young leaders for a career in public service, and at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where he ensured fair representations of the LGBT community in the media.

When not immersed in the media world, Ben loves to spend his time exploring New York City. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend, who mostly puts up with his addictions to the news and to arcane music trivia.

Fun Fact: Ben’s first car was a bright orange 1978 Dodge Omni. Needless to say, this did not improve his situation with the ladies in high school.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 28, 2015

Cyclist Seriously Hurt in Collision With Car Near Queens Plaza, FDNY Says

A Mercedes slammed into the cyclist at the Queensborough Bridge approach near 29th Street Tuesday.  

South Bronx »

July 27, 2015

Man Stabs Woman Over Subway Seat on 2 Train in The Bronx, Police Say

The man fled after stabbing the 25-year-old in the belly and arm Sunday afternoon, police said. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 27, 2015

Chelsea Parking Attendant Gave Grandmaster Flash's Car to the Wrong Man

Flash posted an Instagram video saying a parking attendant gave his Dodge Charger to a different person.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 24, 2015

Weekend Service Changes to Hit 17 Subway Lines

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, J, L, M, N, Q and R lines will all be affected. 

South Bronx »

July 23, 2015

Video Shows Moment Before Man was Shot in Back of Head in Bronx

Luis Garcia, 40, was shot at the corner of Westchester and Jackson avenues, police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 23, 2015

Woman Uses 3 Stolen Credit Cards at Upper West Side Stores, Police Say

The woman used the cards to make purchases in May and June, according to the NYPD. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 23, 2015

PHOTOS: Vineyard Grows Atop Brooklyn Navy Yard Rooftop

Rooftop Red aims to be the first viable rooftop vineyard in New York City. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

July 23, 2015

PHOTOS: Modest Mouse at the Prospect Park Bandshell Last Night

Modest Mouse played Prospect Park Thursday in support of their new album, "Strangers to Ourselves."