Aidan Gardiner is a Reporter/Producer covering breaking news for DNAinfo New York.
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 edited The New School Free Press for three years and then went on to study journalism at Columbia. Later, he returned to The New School to teach about New York's journalism history and act as a faculty adviser to his old student newspaper.
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 Astoria.
Fun fact: Aidan once danced on stage to "Smooth" during a Santana concert. There will never be a repeat performance.