Mary Johnson

Reporter/Producer @mjohns422 mjohnson@dnainfo.com

Mary Johnson is a reporter/producer covering Murray Hill and Gramercy for DNAInfo.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla., Mary graduated with honors from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She has worked for city magazines in Fort Lauderdale and El Paso, Texas, and has written feature stories about drug treatment facilities, health care for women in Juarez, Mexico, and pre-deployment military training.

Mary has also worked as a reporter for the Hartford Business Journal and won awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Press Association for her work covering crisis communications strategies and the music industry. Mary also appeared in a business news segment three times a week on the NBC affiliate in Hartford.  

After graduating with honors from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Mary worked in multimedia production at The Economist before deciding to hit the streets as a beat reporter for DNAInfo.

Mary and her husband live on the Upper East Side with their dog, an 80-pound rescue named Urban.

Fun fact: Mary wrote her master’s thesis about a Guns N' Roses tribute band. The lyrics to every song off the band’s first album are forever seared into her brain. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

February 11, 2013

New Murray Hill School Gives East Side Parents More Choice

Zoning changes that begin to take effect in fall of 2013 will help reduce overcrowding in the area.

New York City »

February 9, 2013

Where to Enjoy Sledding in New York City After the Blizzard

DNAinfo.com New York has compiled a list of the top sledding spots in the five boroughs.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 21, 2013

Penthouse Offices in Union Square Offer Rooftop Farm Plots

UrbanSpace said several companies want to rent office space that comes with rooftop farm plots.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 17, 2013

Public Plaza Plan Drives Wedge in Kips Bay

The plan is to turn a service road along Second Avenue into a public plaza, but not everyone is on board.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 14, 2013

NYU Hospital Opens New Urgent Care Center, Resumes More Services

The hospital has been slowly restoring services since Hurricane Sandy forced it to shut down last year.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 14, 2013

Proposed $200M Kips Bay Sanitation Garage Would House 150 Trucks

Residents continue to oppose the plan to build a sanitation garage on First Avenue near 25th Street.

New York City »

January 10, 2013

Off-Broadway Alliance Offers $20 Tickets to 40 Different Shows

The Alliance is offering the discount to those who purchase tickets 20 minutes before showtime.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 8, 2013

Midtown Eateries Dish Out Prix Fixe Fare for Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week, which offers deals for diners at high-end eateries, kicks off Jan. 14.