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.


Downtown »

August 28, 2015

City Planning Boss Open to Plan to Remove Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

Carl Weisbrod said the option is one of many that will be reviewed to deal with issues in the area.

Downtown »

August 27, 2015

City to Fund $100 Million in Storm Protections for Lower Manhattan

The city is investing $100 million for new storm protections for Lower Manhattan.

Harlem »

August 27, 2015

Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Crime Plan for 125th Street and Lexington

The plan calls for increasing police presence and restricting new methadone clinics from opening.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 26, 2015

NYPD 'Times Square Unit' Will Tackle Topless Ladies and Costumed Characters

The NYPD plans to assign 100 officers to the area to address quality-of-life issues.

Harlem »

August 26, 2015

Council Bill Will Stiffen Penalties For Sale of Synthetic Marijuana

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the legislation addresses a growing problem in the city.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 24, 2015

Mayor Has 'Absolute Faith' in NYPD After Security Shot With BB Gun

Michael Verbitsky shot a police officer in the back near the mayor's home, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 20, 2015

Mayor Mulls Eliminating Times Square Plazas to Deal With Topless Women

A task force will make suggestions for reining in topless woman and costumed characters in Times Square.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 19, 2015

De Blasio Tells Carriage Horse Ban Backers to Focus on Swaying City Council

The mayor promised to eliminate horse carriages on his first day in office but has been unable to do so.