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Amy Zimmer

Real Estate and Education Reporter @the_zim azimmer@dnainfo.com

Amy Zimmer is a reporter who oversees real estate and education coverage for DNAinfo.com New York. Previously, she covered the Upper East Side and Murray Hill/Gramercy neighborhoods for the site. 

Amy joins DNAinfo after six years reporting on everything from economic development and the environment to culture and crime for Metro. She broke news on the demise of CBGB, Coney Island redevelopment, and on the alarming trend of young women fainting on subways for lack of a good breakfast.

Amy is a born and bred New Yorker with deep roots on the Lower East Side. Her essay about her family’s former store on Orchard Street, H. Eckstein’s & Sons, appeared in The Suburbanization of New York: Is the World’s Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town (Princeton Architectural, 2007). Amy herself was featured in a 2004 New York Times story about the ever-evolving neighborhood, entitled “Trendiness Among the Tenements,” in which she represented “trendiness.”

Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, City Limits and on Public Radio International’s “Pacific Time.” A piece she wrote for the Brooklyn Rail won a 2004 Independent Press Association award and was anthologized in Pieces of a Decade: Brooklyn Rail Nonfiction 2000 – 2010 (Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail, 2010).

Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Yale University, where she won the Sapir Prize for her senior essay on New York graffiti writers. She has a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

Fun Fact:Remember Miss Subways? Amy has been working with artist Fiona Gardner on tracking down former winners of the beauty contest that ran from 1941 – 1976. Her oral histories and Gardner’s photographs will be featured in an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum in 2012.


 
Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 26, 2015

Nearly 200 landlords using 421-a tax breaks must now register 2,400 apartments as rent-regulated units.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 25, 2015

Get a glimpse of City Tech's eco-model home before it ships off to an international solar house contest.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 24, 2015

Several schools' test results were ranked the highest in the city, according to data. 

Washington Heights & Inwood »

August 18, 2015

Kitchens start at $30,000 and bathrooms start at $20,000, according to experts.

Harlem »

August 12, 2015

Scores on state math and English exams rose slightly this year, officials said Wednesday.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 4, 2015

Rents for new developments rise in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, but not for older units, brokers say.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 2, 2015

The neighborhood is one of 11 in Brooklyn where buyers are shelling out more than sellers ask.