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Jackson Chen

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Jackson Chen is a reporter/producer covering the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights.

Prior to joining DNAinfo New York, Jackson worked as a reporter for The Manhattan Express, covering Midtown, the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side for nearly two years. Previously, he was a staff writer for The Mamaroneck Review and The Rye City Review, in Westchester County.

Jackson studied journalism at Purchase College, SUNY, where he founded the school's online news outlet, The Purchase Phoenix. He has lived in Bensonhurst his whole life.

FUN FACT: Jackson has been skateboarding for more than 10 years, and all he has to show for it is a swollen ankle that can click at will.


Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

November 1, 2017

A Monday email to students of Professor William V. Harris informed them of his withdrawal.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 31, 2017

Monday's talk with Mike Cernovich went as planned, but protests raged on the Columbia campus.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 30, 2017

An Oct. 26 Health Department inspection ordered Absolute Bagels at 2788 Broadway to close.

Harlem »

October 26, 2017

From costume contests to food festivals and Halloween parties, find out what's happening this weekend.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 25, 2017

Gray Davis received the Liberty Medal for saving a man who was pushed onto the subway tracks in June.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 22, 2017

P.S. 452 will prioritize diversity when looking at enrollment for their 2017-2018 school year.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 19, 2017

The mayor announced Thursday that businesses using e-bikes will face fines beginning next year.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

October 19, 2017

Skeletons, spider webs and sinister-looking crows are taking over the city's stoops and fences.