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Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @JeffCMays jmays@dnainfo.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering politics. He formerly covered Harlem.

Previously he was a reporter for The Star-Ledger of New Jersey where he covered Newark City Hall and Mayor Cory Booker.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Jeff was named The Star-Ledger's Dee Murphy reporter of the year, the paper's highest honor, the Garden State Association of Black Journalists reporter of the year and is the recipient of national reporting awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. Mays was also named an IRE fellow.

Jeff's work has appeared in The New York Times and Wired magazine.

Born in Brooklyn, Jeff grew up in Coney Island. He lives in Harlem with his wife, a nurse practitioner.

Fun Fact: When he was in college, musician and actress Lauryn Hill once told Jeff that he should pursue a career as a rapper after he (won) held his own in a freestyle rap battle with musician and producer Wyclef Jean.


 

Harlem »

July 31, 2015

City Says Small Business Fines Have Been Cut in Half

Fines have dropped to $15.7 million from $32.5 million and the number of violations declined by a third.

Downtown »

July 29, 2015

City Officials Warn New Yorkers to Stay Cool, Conserve Energy

A high heat advisory will remain in effect through 8 p.m. Thursday.

South Bronx »

July 29, 2015

2 Dead and 31 Sickened by Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in South Bronx

Since July 10, 31 cases of the illness have been reported in the South Bronx.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2015

MTA Chairman Asks City to Pay $3.2 Billion For Capital Plan

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast urged de Blasio to "stand up" for city mass transit riders.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 28, 2015

De Blasio Conspicuously Absent from Cuomo's LaGuardia Announcement

Almost every other major elected city official was there as well as Vice President Joe Biden.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 27, 2015

LaGuardia Airport Will Be Rebuilt by 2021 for $4 Billion, Cuomo Says

The plan is to have a new air train and high-speed ferry to connect to the airport.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 27, 2015

De Blasio and Mark-Viverito Bury the Hatchet After Rift Over Uber

The mayor blamed the media for a misunderstanding between himself and the council speaker.

Downtown »

July 24, 2015

Cuomo Wants More Money From the City to Fund MTA Capital Plan

The city says they already contribute the lion's share of the MTA's budget with no control.