Julie Shapiro

News Editor @JulieShapiro jshapiro@dnainfo.com

Julie Shapiro is a News Editor at DNAinfo, managing coverage of the southern half of Manhattan.
Before joining the editing team at DNAinfo in 2012, Julie covered Lower Manhattan for five years, breaking stories on Occupy Wall Street, the so-called Ground Zero Mosque and the post-9/11 recovery Downtown.
She previously worked for weekly newspaper Downtown Express, where she won New York Press Association awards for her coverage of school overcrowding and the response of New York's Haitian community to the 2010 earthquake.
Julie has not dreamed of becoming a journalist since she was a child — in fact, she spent her college years at Drew University studying math. But fate and a dislike of typos propelled her to join The Acorn, the school's student newspaper. She hasn’t looked back since.
Julie lives in Prospect Heights, where you can often find her at Ample Hills Creamery and Unnameable Books.

Fun Fact: Julie hates going to the gym so much that she often resorts to jogging in place in her apartment. Her downstairs neighbors haven't complained — yet.

Downtown »

October 21, 2014

Chancellor Shakes Up School Leadership, Replacing 15 Superintendents

DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña replaced 15 out of 42 school superintendents, officials announced.

Harlem »

September 19, 2014

What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

DNAinfo ranked elementary schools, investigated the ACS and found affordable apartments this week.

New York City »

August 29, 2014

DNAinfo New York Weather Update

DNAinfo New York Weather Update for Aug. 29, 2014.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 8, 2014

Crumbs Shuts Down All Its Cupcake Shops Amid Financial Struggles

Crumbs closed its 16 New York City stores, along with dozens more across the country.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

June 19, 2014

Elderly Woman Struck by Tour Bus on Seventh Avenue, Police Say

A 74-year-old woman was seriously hurt by a CitySights NY bus at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

June 6, 2014

School Safety Agent Shot in Her Kips Bay Apartment, Police Say

Edith Ragin, 62, was shot in the back in an East 28th Street apartment, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

May 28, 2014

Bank Robber Steals Cash from 14th Street HSBC, Police Say

The suspect fled an HSBC Bank with more than $1,200 in a manila envelope, police said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 8, 2014

Nutella Bar to Replace Eataly's Shuttered Wine Shop

Eataly will launch the Nutella Bar May 12 with free housemade bread spread with Nutella from 5 to 9 p.m.