Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jeffcmays@gmail.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering 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.


 

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July 29, 2014

Central Harlem Senior Building Gets $38.9 Million Renovation

The 200-unit Philip's Senior House complex will remain affordable for the next 40 years.

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July 25, 2014

NYPD Chokehold 'Shocked' Man Who Filmed it in East Harlem

Shaquan Jefferson said he recorded the July 14 confrontation because he was shocked by what he saw.

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July 23, 2014

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Pitches Free Summer Meals in East Harlem

Free breakfast and lunch are available to people 18 and under at 1,000 city sites.

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July 23, 2014

VIDEO: Police Investigate Chokehold Arrest in Harlem Subway Station

Video shows police putting Ronald Johns in a chokehold and punching him while he resists arrest.

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July 20, 2014

Lenox Avenue Restaurant Crawl Offers Deals at Harlem Eateries

Lenox Avenue restaurants to offer food and drink specials Tuesday as part of "Summer Sizzles on Lenox."

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July 16, 2014

New French Restaurant Cheri Looks to Deliver Dinner Party Vibe in Harlem

Alain Eoche's new restaurant seeks to re-create an intimate dinner party for friends every night.

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July 8, 2014

1,000 Apartments Could Be Built on Top of East River Plaza

The East River Plaza Mall developer is seeking residents' feedback before building the tower.

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July 3, 2014

City Was Warned That Illegal Party Would Trash Morningside Park

The unauthorized party drowned out a Shakespeare play that had a permit.