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.

East Village & Lower East Side »

April 16, 2014

Man Sexually Assaults Woman in Her East Village Apartment, Police Say

The 32-year-old victim woke up to find the suspect standing on her bed, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

April 11, 2014

Photo Walk Highlights Lower East Side Galleries

The first-ever LES Photo Walk will highlight shows at 27 local galleries on April 13.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

April 2, 2014

City Adds More Than 4,200 Full-Day Pre-K Seats for This Fall

The city will offer additional free pre-K seats in dozens of schools across the five boroughs.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 18, 2014

Feds Hunting for Multi-State Thief Behind $700K Cartier Heist

The FBI is looking for Ralik Hansen, 28, who they say hit the Cartier store on Fifth Avenue.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

March 18, 2014

Man Set Fire to Girlfriend's Apartment With Kids Inside, Police Say

Thaddeus Boone broke into his girlfriend's Wyckoff Gardens apartment and started a fire, NYPD said.

Harlem »

March 12, 2014

East Harlem Building That Exploded Had New Gas Line Installed Last Summer

One of the two buildings that collapsed in Wednesday's explosion had a gas pipe installed last June.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

March 11, 2014

Two Men Slashed in Hell's Kitchen Robbery, Police Say

Two men were hurt after refusing to give their cash to robbers outside Vynl restaurant, police said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

March 7, 2014

Crocodile Lounge Shut Down After Inspectors Find Rats and Mice

The Health Department found vermin and unsanitary conditions at the 14th Street bar, records show.