Mathew Katz

Reporter/Producer @MathewKatz mkatz@dnainfo.com

Mathew Katz is a reporter/producer covering Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen for DNAinfo.

Originally from Toronto, Mathew left a freelance career reporting on beer and restaurants in Canada and came to New York to attend the Columbia Journalism School in 2008. He immediately took to the city's diverse neighborhoods and has lived here as much as possible ever since.

Mathew came to DNAinfo from the public radio world. He spent a year and a half in Colorado, reporting on abuses by immigration enforcement officials, small-town police corruption, and craft beer. He's reported from Ireland, Germany, Colorado, New York and Canada for the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and NPR. His work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Village Voice, and on Torontoist.

He currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where you can often find him at his local gym (Mathew's Crossfit Total is 1065 — 405lb Squat, 465lb Deadlift, 195 Overhead Press — but those numbers will probably go up soon), or ruining a workout with some beer and burgers at a new pub.

Fun Fact: Mathew had the choice between moving to New York or hosting a beer cooking TV show in his native Canada. He chose New York, but still wonders what life would be like as a Canadian celebrity chef.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 29, 2014

Boxers' Latest Location in Midtown Offers Private 'Man Cave'

The gay bar chain will launch a more upscale Boxers designed to appeal to a broader clientele.

Downtown »

August 28, 2014

Bratton Points to Dropping Crime Stats to Defend His Tenure as Commissioner

Though the number of NYC shootings is up, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said crime is down overall.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 28, 2014

Feces Smeared on Chelsea Apartment Door for Second Time, Police Say

Police could not say if the feces belonged to a human or an animal. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 27, 2014

Melt Shop Opens Hell's Kitchen Site 2 Blocks from Midtown Eatery

Melt Shop is opening a site at 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, just a few blocks from its other Midtown hub.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 25, 2014

Vacant Chelsea Block to Be Taken Over by Wells Fargo Bank

Ninth Avenue between West 17th and 18th streets will be taken over by a Wells Fargo bank.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 22, 2014

Dogs Get Pampered at Canine-Friendly Hotel

The OUT Hotel's new Dog House Suites have treats, a fake fire hydrant and a dog bed.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 21, 2014

FIT Student Finds 10 Pounds of Cocaine in Her Luggage, Police Say

The woman told police she didn't know how the four bricks of cocaine ended up in her bag, the NYPD said.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

August 18, 2014

Police Shoot Man Who Stabbed Wife More Than 30 Times, NYPD Says

Juan Rosario was shot in the torso while stabbing his wife in Kingsbridge Heights, police said.