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.


Astoria & Long Island City »

May 28, 2015

Cafe Metro Owner Loses $6M Tax Break Over Claims of Unpaid Wages

The city tabled a vote on the tax break after DNAinfo asked about accusations of short-changing workers.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 26, 2015

Co-op Board Asked to Interview Homebuyer's Child, Mom Says

Joyce Kacin said Woodstock Tower's board asked her to bring her young son to her interview.

Coney Island & Brighton Beach »

May 19, 2015

Luna Park Booted Muslim Woman Who Asked Not to Sit Near Man on Ride: Suit

Asmaa Abdalla said a worker called her a "terrorist b----" after she cited religious belief.

St. George & Port Richmond »

May 14, 2015

City's NYPD Watchdog Wants Eric Garner Grand Jury Evidence

Civilian Complaint Review Board filed a petition to get Staten Island DA to hand over Garner evidence.

Harlem »

May 12, 2015

Family Says its $1.5 Million Brownstone Was Stolen in Deed-Theft Scam

Kevin Hembrick and his mother, Jacqueline, say they're the victims of deed fraud and harassment.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 5, 2015

Rooftop Oasis Sprouting Atop Barclays Center

The roof of the Barclays Center will eventually be covered in 135,000 square feet of sedum.

Flushing & Whitestone »

May 4, 2015

Mets Try to Seal Files in Court Battle, Saying They Pose a Security Risk

The Mets are locked in a legal battle with former security staffers who say they were fired unfairly.

Borough Park & Midwood »

April 29, 2015

Straphanger Fights Ticket for Fleeing Urine-Filled Subway Car

Michael Kneitel says he moved between cars because it was an emergency — a man was urinating.