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James Fanelli

Reporter/Producer @fanellijames jfanelli@dnainfo.com

James Fanelli's byline has appeared in nearly all the city's tabloids.

Before joining DNAinfo, he spent two years at the Daily News, first as a general assignment reporter and then as an assistant city editor overseeing the courts and transit beats.

Before the News, he worked for four years at the New York Post as a Sunday enterprise reporter. He's also worked as an editor at amNewYork and the Queens Courier and has freelanced for Newsday.

He grew up in Long Island and graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Holy Cross College.

 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

April 23, 2015

Sinkhole Opens on Bed-Stuy Street, FDNY Says

The 3-by-3 foot sinkhole opened on Chauncey Street.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

April 22, 2015

The Most Loud Sex Complaints in New York City Come From This Building: Data

311 received 133 complaints about neighbors having noisy sex between Jan. 1, 2014, and Feb. 12, 2015.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

April 20, 2015

City Has Backup Plan if Barry Diller Pulls Out of Island Project

Barry Diller can opt out of the plan if other waterfront projects don't meet his satisfaction.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 15, 2015

Teacher Fired For Having Kids Write Why They Hate Classmate on Blackboard

Teacher Madeline Luciano was fired from P.S. 18 after letting students write that a classmate was ugly.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 13, 2015

Cabbie Ordered to Pay Lesbian Couple $10K for Telling Them to Stop Kissing

Taxi driver Mohammed Dahbi told the couple to stop kissing or get out of his cab, a decision says.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 9, 2015

NYU Hospital Pays $4M to Family of Singer Who Died After Having Twins

Michal Lura Friedman died following surgical complications from a C-section at NYU Langone in 2011.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

April 8, 2015

Private School With $45K Tuition Asks City for Help to Build Pool

The Bronx private school seeks $52 million in tax-free bonds to build a "natatorium," theater and gym.

Downtown »

April 6, 2015

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Steak Dinners Among Unusual Stuff NYPD Buys

The NYPD bought hallucinogenic mushrooms and meals at Peter Luger Steak House in the past five years.