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Julie Shapiro

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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.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 25, 2015

A fire broke out in a second-floor apartment on East 13th Street Wednesday afternoon.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

February 17, 2015

The fluffy brown-feathered penguin recently joined the exhibit at the Central Park Zoo.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 2, 2015

A manhole exploded on Prospect Park West near Fifth Street, shattering windows and injuring two people.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

February 1, 2015

Schools set to open, but alternate-side parking is suspended as city could see 8 inches of snow and ice.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 27, 2015

Some residents were grateful the blizzard largely missed the city, while others wished for more snow.

Downtown »

January 26, 2015

As a huge snowstorm moves through the city, DNAinfo is your best source for news and information.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 26, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools would be closed Tuesday because of the storm.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

January 25, 2015

Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.