Patrick Hedlund

Senior Editor @patrickhedlund

Patrick Hedlund is a Senior Editor at DNAinfo, helping to oversee daily newsroom operations and social media strategy.

He has spent his entire career working in newspapers and magazines in New York City, first as a sports reporter in The Bronx and eventually as the editor of a Downtown Manhattan weekly.

During his time as a reporter and editor, he spearheaded the launch of Brooklyn borough coverage for a community paper in Queens, broke stories on issues ranging from politics to development, and amassed numerous awards for his work.

Patrick moved to New York in 2000 to attend college and took his first job at the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly The Riverdale Press. His career path led him to reporting jobs in four of the five boroughs (Staten Island apparently wasn't hiring), ending with stint as editor of the award-winning newspaper Chelsea Now before coming to DNAinfo.

Fun Fact: Patrick got a contact high while covering the Chelsea Hotel and its carnival of characters during a particularly difficult time for the legendary lodge, but he never attempted to do anything creative nor drink himself to death while there.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

July 16, 2014

6-Foot-9 Rapist Forces Way into Washington Heights Woman's Home, Police Say

The victim, 20, was attacked late Tuesday night, police said. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 25, 2014

Vandals Deface Paintings and Sculptures at Met Opera, Police Say

Office equipment at the opera house was also found spray-painted Wednesday morning, police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 19, 2014

Woman Plunges to Her Death onto Upper West Side Sidewalk, Officials Say

The incident happened on Broadway between West 70th and 71st streets.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

May 5, 2014

What Are the Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC?

We asked you to tell us about your favorite Mexican eats in NYC for Cinco de Mayo.

Downtown »

April 21, 2014

Person Struck by 5 Train at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station, MTA Says

A person was hit by a 5 train during the Monday evening rush, authorities said. 

Fordham & Tremont »

March 21, 2014

Where's NYC's 'Hip-Hop Boulevard'?

We asked you to tell us which street should be recognized as "Hip-Hop Boulevard."

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 3, 2014

YOUR PHOTOS: New Yorkers Capture Snowstorm on City Streets

From Astoria to the Upper West Side, New Yorkers shared their best snow photos with DNAinfo New York.

Downtown »

January 1, 2014

Bill de Blasio Pledges to Take 'Dead Aim' at Inequality at Inauguration

De Blasio, the 109th mayor of the city, was publicly sworn into office by Bill Clinton Wednesday.