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.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 23, 2014

Buy a Chelsea Apartment for Just $64K by Hitting Penn South Lottery

The Penn South co-op is opening up its waiting lists for affordable studios, 1-beds and 2-beds.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 23, 2014

Eat Waffle Sliders and Drink Belgian Beer at This New Hell's Kitchen Bar

The Jolly Monk serves waffles, waffle sliders and 24 beers on tap. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 22, 2014

How to Keep Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment

If your landlord is trying to get you out, here are tips from experts on how to stay in your home.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 22, 2014

PHOTOS: Developer Builds Land Over Train Tracks on Manhattan's West Side

Brookfield is using a huge "horizontal crane" to build a platform over Hudson Yards' rail tracks. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 21, 2014

Burglar Caught Stealing Laptops, Booze and Cash from Offices, NYPD Says

Darnell Lawson, 50, broke into offices in Flatiron, Midtown and Chelsea, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 21, 2014

East Village Gastropub Cooper's Craft & Kitchen Opening in Chelsea

The Chelsea spot will serve a similar menu of sliders and poutine, plus dozens of craft beers.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 21, 2014

Pothole That Caused Bus Crash Was a Problem for Months, Neighbors Say

The massive pothole on W. 41st St. was well known by locals and commuters who use the Lincoln Tunnel.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 18, 2014

One of City's Few Remaining Video Stores Moves to New Home After 25 Years

Alan's Alley Video will reopen in a new  Chelsea spot, the owner said.