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.


Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 30, 2015

This NYPD Officer Has Handed Out the Most Bicycle Summonses in the City

Officer Joshua Vincek issued 1,249 tickets to cyclists on the Upper West Side in the last three years.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 25, 2015

City to Pay $25K to 8-Year-Old Who Broke Leg Sledding in Staten Island Park

The boy was injured when he crashed his sled into a bale of hay at the foot of a hill.

Throgs Neck & Country Club »

June 22, 2015

Trump Increases Size of Clubhouse at Ferry Point Park Golf Course

Trump plans on building an 18,455-square-foot clubhouse, up from 12,000 square feet.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 17, 2015

Board Accused of 'Dog Racism' Says New Policy Is For Residents' Own Good

The co-op board defended its decision to require dogs to take DNA tests if their breeds are unclear.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 16, 2015

'Dog Racism' Decried at Co-op That May Use DNA Tests to Ban Breeds

The co-op board wants dog-owning residents to prove their pet's pedigree to weed out unwanted breeds.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 12, 2015

John Leguizamo's Mom-in-Law Hides $17.5M San Remo Apt Sale: Lawsuit

Rona Maurer is accused of keeping mum on her apartment sale so as not to pay her stepchild her cut.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 10, 2015

There's a Python on President Street in Park Slope: 311 Complaint

Someone in the Slope got scared about a snake on a stoop.

Downtown »

June 10, 2015

Top de Blasio Fundraiser Picked to Rep City in Pension Fund Lawsuit

The Law Department chose Jay Eisenhofer's firm three months after he gave $20,000 to mayor's nonprofit.