Julie Shapiro

News Editor @JulieShapiro jshapiro@dnainfo.com

Julie Shapiro is a News Editor at DNAinfo, managing coverage of the southern half of Manhattan.
 
Before joining the editing team at DNAinfo in 2012, Julie covered Lower Manhattan for five years, breaking stories on Occupy Wall Street, the so-called Ground Zero Mosque and the post-9/11 recovery Downtown.
 
She previously worked for weekly newspaper Downtown Express, where she won New York Press Association awards for her coverage of school overcrowding and the response of New York's Haitian community to the 2010 earthquake.
 
Julie has not dreamed of becoming a journalist since she was a child — in fact, she spent her college years at Drew University studying math. But fate and a dislike of typos propelled her to join The Acorn, the school's student newspaper. She hasn’t looked back since.
 
Julie lives in Prospect Heights, where you can often find her at Ample Hills Creamery and Unnameable Books.

Fun Fact: Julie hates going to the gym so much that she often resorts to jogging in place in her apartment. Her downstairs neighbors haven't complained — yet.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 27, 2015

New York Digs Out After City Avoids 'Historic' Snowstorm

Some residents were grateful the blizzard largely missed the city, while others wished for more snow.

Downtown »

January 26, 2015

CONNECT: How to Use DNAinfo During the Snowstorm

As a huge snowstorm moves through the city, DNAinfo is your best source for news and information.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 26, 2015

Public Schools Will Be Closed Tuesday Due to Blizzard

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools would be closed Tuesday because of the storm.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

January 25, 2015

'Historic' Blizzard Now Expected to Dump 2 Feet of Snow

Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

January 3, 2015

NYPD Commissioner Asks Officers to Be Respectful as City Mourns Wenjian Liu

Police, grieving relatives and the mayor attended Saturday's wake for Detective Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn.

Bayside & Douglaston »

December 26, 2014

4-Month-Old Baby Dies After Being Assaulted by Father, Police Say

Nevin Janduher died on Christmas Eve, several days after his skull was fractured, police said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

December 22, 2014

How You Can Help the Families of NYPD Officers Killed in Bed-Stuy

Organizations are collecting funds for the families of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

Borough Park & Midwood »

December 3, 2014

Hundreds Mourn 10-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck by Car in Borough Park

Blima Friedman, 10, was killed and her mother was seriously hurt when they were hit by a minivan.