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.

Harlem »

July 3, 2015

Manhattan Home Prices Reach Record $1.87M Average

The average Manhattan sales price is up more than 11 percent, according to a report released Wednesday.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 30, 2015

Here's Why Brokers Say Staging Your Home Will Help It Sell Faster

Staging apartments has become critical for selling homes fast and for higher prices, brokers say.

East Village & Lower East Side »

June 29, 2015

Will Rent Stabilized Tenants See Their First-Ever Rent Freeze?

The Rent Guidelines Board votes Monday on increases for the city's one million stabilized units.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 25, 2015

What You Need to Know About City's 'Standalone' Pre-K Centers

The DOE is running 57 separate pre-K centers that have 6,700 seats still available for September.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 23, 2015

6 Tips for Evaluating Local Schools Before Moving

If you're looking to relocate to a better school district, here's how you should do your research.

East Village & Lower East Side »

June 23, 2015

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Rate Hike Vote Delayed Amid Albany Impasse

The Rent Guidelines Board delayed its vote until next Monday.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

June 23, 2015

New App Allows Drivers to Rent Out Driveways or Find Public Spaces

The new app Spot Pog allows users to find spots either in private driveways or public spaces.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

June 19, 2015

Luxury Real Estate Continues to Boom Next to Struggling School

Eighty percent of P.S. 191 students are disadvantaged in an area with apartments selling for millions.