Other Writing

When did you learn your grandfather was a Nazi?
The Forward, May 2023

Kicked Out of Hospice, Malachy McCourt Wants One Last St. Patrick’s Day
The New York Times, March 2023

It Was the Biggest Painting in the World — How Could It Just Disappear?
The Forward, January 2023

The East Village Is Getting Its First New Rock Club in Decades
New York Magazine (Curbed), November 2022

How Amelia Earhart Just Turned Up in the Halls of Congress
The Daily Beast, August 2022

The Amelia Earhart Kimono That Spikes a Racist Legend
The Daily Beast, 2022

99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
The Forward, 2022

“The Tale of the Stowaway who Traded Antarctic Adventures for a Columbia Classroom”
Columbia Magazine, 2022

“An Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved (Not That Mystery)”
The New York Times, 2022

“How a World War II Bomber Pilot Became ‘the King of Artificial Trees'”
The New York Times, 2021

“Secret Pop-up Gourmet Restaurant in Brooklyn”
Untapped Cities, 2021

“The Improbable Journey of Dorothy Parker’s Ashes”
The New Yorker, 2020

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

“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

“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