I'm a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. Previously, I was a staff writer for The New York Observer. I've also contributed to The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, New York, Tablet, The LA Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. In 2016, I shared a National Magazine Award for "One Block," an oral history of Bedford-Stuyvesant published by New York. I have appeared as a guest on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show, and once, briefly, in absentia, on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Reach me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo credit: Joshua Bright.Selected Work:(Longer)-Flies in the Ointment, The New York Times MagazineNo one expects the baby formula mafia. -Consider the Land Baron, CurbedHow the West was redistributed. -Atlanta's Emperor of Empty Lots, Bloomberg BusinessweekOn developer John Dewberry. -Storm Sentinels, The VergeOn forecasting in the age of extreme weather.-The Man Without Qualities, TabletOn Jared Kushner.-Greetings from Asbury Park, Next CityA rising in the land of Springsteen.-Among the Missing, The GuardianOn Camden, New Jersey's cold case unit.-The Harvest, The AwlOf bears and men in New Jersey. -One Block, New YorkAn oral history.-The Gentrification Chamber, The New York ObserverLife in a luxury bunker on the outskirts. -Neocons In the Desert, TabletOn displaced foreign policy lions. -The Pied-à-terre and the Poor Door, The New York ObserverOn New York's affordable housing crisis. -Where the Wonders Never Cease, LA Review of BooksHope and consequences in Atlantic City. -On the Map, The Paris Review Sherwood Anderson and the mythologies of small towns.-What Nothing Means, The Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe peculiar pathos of Seinfeld reruns.(Shorter)-Sympathy for the Bondsman, New YorkIn New Jersey, twilight for a reviled industry. -Letter of Recommendation, The New York Times MagazineOn the pleasures of SmartWool Socks.-Cabin Fever, The New York ObserverBrooklyn heads for the hills. -The Shit Show, with Jon Stuart, The New York ObserverTrouble with neighbors. -n+1's Favorite Fracker, TabletOn Wall Street novelist Gary Sernovitz.-Curb Your Enthusiasm, New YorkChinese wealth and New York real estate.-The Disinterred, SmithsonianOn buried treasure. -Mürmurings, The Paris ReviewTransmissions from underground. -Some of My Best Friends Are Jewish, TabletThe Neocons vs. Donald Trump.-Good Night, And Good Luck, The New York ObserverLast call at East Village Radio.-Power Broker, The New York ObserverNFL goes UES. -Design, Obtain, Cherish, The New York ObserverThe revolution is in the lobby.