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Aidan Gardiner

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Aidan Gardiner is a News Editor covering the five boroughs.
Before joining DNAinfo, Aidan interned for the New York Times' Cityroom blog and freelanced for The Villager and Queens Chronicle.  
He majored in urban studies at The New School, but fell in with the student newspaper crowd and never escaped. He went on to study journalism at Columbia. Later, he returned to The New School to teach a freshman class about journalism and New York history.
Aidan grew up in San Francisco's Castro district, across from a bar called The Men's Room and down the street from another called Moby Dick. He now lives in Brooklyn.
Fun fact: Aidan once danced on stage to "Smooth" during a Santana concert. There will never be a repeat performance.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

October 23, 2017

The beam hit his cherry picker and flung him to the road below, witnesses said.

Downtown »

October 16, 2017

The city wants to use Richard Thaler behavioral science to bring shootings down.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

October 10, 2017

Another man suffered life-threatening injuries in the fire at 111-29 66th Ave., police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 5, 2017

Samuel Perry was found dead at the site from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, sources said.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

October 4, 2017

Michael Olan was released on $1,500 bail after his arraignment, records show.

South Bronx »

October 4, 2017

Ex-con Pierre Jones was found high on K2 after killing Hellen Hernandez, officials said.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 3, 2017

The officer, who tackled Blake in Midtown in 2015, accused the NYPD of handling his case improperly.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

October 2, 2017

He had no radio, his engine broke, his sail ripped and his cellphone ran out of battery, police said.