James Fanelli

Reporter/Producer @fanellijames jfanelli@dnainfo.com

James Fanelli's byline has appeared in nearly all the city's tabloids.

Before joining DNAinfo, he spent two years at the Daily News, first as a general assignment reporter and then as an assistant city editor overseeing the courts and transit beats.

Before the News, he worked for four years at the New York Post as a Sunday enterprise reporter. He's also worked as an editor at amNewYork and the Queens Courier and has freelanced for Newsday.

He grew up in Long Island and graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Holy Cross College.

 

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 15, 2015

Teacher Fired For Having Kids Write Why They Hate Classmate on Blackboard

Teacher Madeline Luciano was fired from P.S. 18 after letting students write that a classmate was ugly.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 13, 2015

Cabbie Ordered to Pay Lesbian Couple $10K for Telling Them to Stop Kissing

Taxi driver Mohammed Dahbi told the couple to stop kissing or get out of his cab, a decision says.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 9, 2015

NYU Hospital Pays $4M to Family of Singer Who Died After Having Twins

Michal Lura Friedman died following surgical complications from a C-section at NYU Langone in 2011.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

April 8, 2015

Private School With $45K Tuition Asks City for Help to Build Pool

The Bronx private school seeks $52 million in tax-free bonds to build a "natatorium," theater and gym.

Downtown »

April 6, 2015

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Steak Dinners Among Unusual Stuff NYPD Buys

The NYPD bought hallucinogenic mushrooms and meals at Peter Luger Steak House in the past five years.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 2, 2015

Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K

Manhattan prosecutors say in court papers Nayef Homsi is expected to be arrested in the near future.

East Village & Lower East Side »

April 1, 2015

East Village Building That Caused Blast Had Prior Fire Due to Faulty Wires

A commercial tenant sued the landlord in 2000 after his variety store was destroyed in a fire.

East Village & Lower East Side »

March 27, 2015

Meet the Drummer Who Rescued Woman Stranded on an East Village Fire Escape

Austin Branda, an aspiring Broadway drummer, was caught on camera rescuing a stranded woman.