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.

 

South Bronx »

September 23, 2014

Councilwomen Backed City Project Bids from Developers Who Hired Relatives

Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo backed a proposal by a nonprofit who hired her disgraced nephew.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 19, 2014

Letitia James Backed Hotel Project After Builder Donated to Her Campaign

James got $4,000 from developers, then wrote them a letter of support to the city.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 17, 2014

Central Park Radiation Test Among Science Studies Carried Out in City

Physicist Matthew Williamson was approved for a permit to study radiation in Central Park in June.

South Bronx »

September 15, 2014

Merengue Legend Axed Promoters After They Helped Her Get Visa, Suit Says

Fefita La Grande, who was banned from entering the U.S. for 13 years, also got help from Rep. Rangel.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

September 12, 2014

State Goes to Court to Seize Seven Properties for Atlantic Yards Project

The Empire State Development Corporation has filed an eminent domain petition in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 8, 2014

Hoarder in Rent-Stabilized Apartment Died With $18M, Widow Says

Lewis David Zagor made a fortune investing, but he lived in an apartment full of boxes and tchotchkes.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 5, 2014

Shake Shack Rehab Could Damage Madison Square Park Trees, Plan Shows

A tree protection plan shows that London plane trees will suffer during the rehab.

Downtown »

September 4, 2014

City Used Inexperienced Workers to Inspect Pre-K Facilities, Sources Say

Education workers with no inspection experience were given crash course on pre-K walk-throughs.