Other Writing

A Hunt for Forgotten Time Capsules at the City College of New York
Untapped Cities, 2019

The Oldest Woman in the Room: A Feminist Life Lesson from my Mother
The Brooklyn Rail, 2019

How a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Smashed the Gender Divide in American High Schools
The New Yorker, 2019

The Little Mayors of the Lower East Side
Lapham’s Quarterly, 2018

The Stowaway’s Story Chimes With the Explorer in Us All
Aeon, 2018

“The Man Who Made Violins Out of New York City Buildings”
Atlas Obscura, 2018

“When Teens Just…Snuck onto Antarctic Expeditions”
Outside Magazine, 2018

“How I Found the Boy Who Stowed Away to Antarctica”
Powells Books, 2018

“The Stowaway Craze”
The New Yorker, 2018

“Admiral Byrd’s Secretly Boozy Expedition to Antarctica”
The Daily Beast, 2018

“The Greatest War Story My Ski Trooper Uncle Ever Told”
The Forward, 2017

“An Eye-Popping Mid-Century Apartment Filled With Pollocks, Klines, and de Koonings”
New York Magazine, 2017

“My Hero Grandmother Who Escaped An Arranged Marriage”
The Forward, 2017

“This 101-Year-Old’s Uncle Was the Strongest Jew in the World”
The Forward, 2016

“The Secret Jewish History of the NBC Peacock”
The Forward, 2016

“Two Time Capsules Hidden in Bloomingdale’s Include a Baseball Signed by Babe Ruth and More”
Untapped Cities, 2016

“A Secret Version of the Astor Place Cube is Located in Westchester”
Untapped Cities, 2016

“My Lower East Side Neighbor Caught Adolf Eichmann”
The Forward, 2016

“They Were the Good Kids on the Lower East Side”
The Forward, 2016

“A Tyrannosaur of One’s Own”
Aeon, 2016

“Meet the Turtles That Hibernate in Mini-Fridges and Cruise in Barbie Jeeps—and the New Yorkers Who Can’t Live Without Them”
Narratively, 2015

Euphoria Is the Word”
Slate.com, 2015

“Pocahontas: Fantasy and Reality”
Slate.com, 2014

“The Sculpture on the Moon”
Slate.com, 2013