Nicole Breskin

Reporter/Producer @nicolebreskin nbreskin@dnainfo.com

Nicole Breskin is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, who covers the West Village and Greenwich Village, along with Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. A Manhattan native, her roots in the city run deep. So deep, in fact, they can be traced back four generations to Ellis Island, where her forebears arrived at the turn of the 20th century before settling in Brooklyn and Queens.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Nicole took off in 2005 for the far side of the media world — and the planet — Australia. Most recently, she was the editor of Sydney Life magazine and an online editor and producer for The Sydney Morning Herald. During her time Down Under, she also wrote for Time Out Sydney and several News Limited publications.

She also traveled through a dozen countries in Asia and the Pacific, and highly recommends Bula dancing in Fiji and Cambodian amok, a fish steamed in a coconut curry.

Her love of the Big Apple brought Nicole home to Manhattan to study digital journalism at Columbia University in 2008. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and Ha'aretz.

Fun Fact: Her all-time favorite food is the New York City bagel (cinnamon raisin with cream cheese). She's even got a Web site devoted to them: www.losingdough.com.

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July 13, 2010

NoLita Cyclists in Favor of Proposal to Trash Abandoned Bikes

The Department of Sanitation wants to remove abandoned bikes that are locked or chained up to public property.

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July 9, 2010

Trader Joe's Set to Open in Chelsea on Monday

The store in Chelsea will feature its signature healthy, low-cost foods - and a bit of local-themed artwork.

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July 9, 2010

NYU Expansion Task Force Disbanded After Four Years

Borough President Scott Stringer said community boards would take up the work of the Task Force on NYU Development.

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July 8, 2010

Police Hunt Woman who Robbed a Flatiron District Bank

A woman wearing a Yankees T-Shirt and a Mets cap robbed a bank in the Flatiron District on Thursday.

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July 8, 2010

Derelict Greenwich Village Playground Slated for $1.5 Million Facelift

Work on the Minetta playground is slated to begin after a July 19 ground-breaking ceremony, to the relief of neighbors.

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July 1, 2010

Historic Ocean Liner Could Find a Berth in Manhattan

A local preservation entity is now headed for exclusive negotiations to purchase the SS United States — which once carried Harry Truman and Marilyn Monroe.