Amy Zimmer

News Editor @the_zim azimmer@dnainfo.com

Amy Zimmer is a news editor who oversees NYC Kids coverage for DNAinfo.com New York. She has also 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.


 
Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 29, 2014

4 Reasons Why Apartment Sellers Are Cutting Prices This Month

Unrealistic sellers, novice brokers and other reasons behind a rise in price cuts.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 26, 2014

126 New Pre-K Seats Coming to Windsor Terrace and Park Slope

The city will hold a lottery for the pre-K seats, which will be open to families living in District 15.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

August 22, 2014

How to Make Your Move Simpler, Greener and More Sane

Experts share tips on how to pack and unpack smarter and with less waste.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 22, 2014

5 Ways to Make Eating Lunch at Your Desk Healthier

Eating lunch at your desk is bad for your health. These five steps can make your lunch habit healthier.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 20, 2014

Park Slope's Struggling P.S. 282 Gets New Principal

Rashan Hoke, P.S. 282's new principal, hopes to improve communication with parents and teachers.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

August 18, 2014

Girls Outscore Boys on State Math Tests

Girls saw bigger gains than boys on the state's standardized math tests this year.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 15, 2014

Where To Buy a Summer Home for $2K to $200K

From bungalows in the Rockaways to the Catskills, here's how to find a deal for next summer.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 14, 2014

Scores Rise Slightly on State's Math and English Tests, City Says

Scores on standardized tests for third- through eighth-graders rose after last year's dismal results.