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Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg bfractenberg@dnainfo.com

Ben Fractenberg is a general assignment reporter for DNAinfo.

Ben left a career in the nonprofit world in 2008 to join the lucrative field of news reporting. After attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ben joined the ranks of DNAinfo, quickly establishing himself as a crime and breaking news reporter.

Ben’s nonprofit work included working for Public Allies, where he helped develop young leaders for a career in public service, and at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where he ensured fair representations of the LGBT community in the media.

When not immersed in the media world, Ben loves to spend his time exploring New York City. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend, who mostly puts up with his addictions to the news and to arcane music trivia.

Fun Fact: Ben’s first car was a bright orange 1978 Dodge Omni. Needless to say, this did not improve his situation with the ladies in high school.


 
Midtown & Theater District »

September 22, 2017

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, D, F, M, J, L, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

Harlem »

September 22, 2017

The victim, 46, made threats inside Candy Grocery on West 145th Street earlier in the day, sources said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

September 20, 2017

The 6-year-old fell out a window in a home on Staten Island Wednesday afternoon. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

September 20, 2017

The man was hit in the Union Street R station Wednesday afternoon. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 20, 2017

The attack happened at Fifth Avenue and 18th Street at about 3:30 p.m., officials said.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 20, 2017

The map used old property tax photos to document how every block in the city looked 30 years ago.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 19, 2017

Madison Avenue was shut down for nearly 10 blocks while officials tried to stop the gushing water. 

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 19, 2017

The 2016 arrest was part of an intimidation campaign by the city, the lawsuit filed Tuesday said.