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.

 

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 22, 2014

Public Advocate and NYCLU Call for Probe of City's 'Illegal Cab' Seizures

The outcry follows DNAinfo's story about inspectors accusing innocent drivers of being illegal cabbies.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 21, 2014

TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

Court records show Taxi and Limousine inspectors have seized hundreds of innocent drivers' cars.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 11, 2014

Man Building 2-Story Brooklyn Treehouse Using Items He Found in Trash

A Carroll Gardens brownstone owner is building a treehouse from recycled materials.

Downtown »

July 8, 2014

Principals Given Just 24 Hours to Make Way for New Success Academy Schools

The city paid hundreds of contract workers to clear classrooms for Eva Moskowitz's charter chain.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

June 30, 2014

Shake Shack to Close Madison Square Park Outpost for 5 Months

A major renovation of the original Shake Shack will shut it down, likely during winter months.

Midtown & Theater District »

June 25, 2014

Woman Scared by 'Dexter' Ad Sues MTA for Subway Fall

An ad for the spooky show was too "shocking and menacing," a lawsuit charges.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 23, 2014

Swords Return to Public Statues as City Crime Drops

Historians are creating replicas of swords that went missing or were removed.

Midtown & Theater District »

June 20, 2014

Livery Car Driver Wrongly Accused of Being Illegal Cabbie 6 Times, Docs Say

Part-time livery driver Walter Parrish's car was seized six times by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.