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.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 21, 2017

Get beekeeping tips, enjoy a metal yoga class and watch 'Dirty Dancing' under the stars.

Downtown »

July 20, 2017

Thousands of computers or tablets were missing or improperly accounted for, an audit found.    

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 20, 2017

Long Island City and Downtown Brooklyn lead the pack with roughly 6,000 new rental units.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 19, 2017

The $105,000 custom Volvo features massage seats and crystal champagne flutes.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 18, 2017

Rentlogic's new software lets house hunters see a building's rating regardless of what website they use.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 18, 2017

Clinics, like ones at Brooklyn New School and Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, are threatened.

Harlem »

July 17, 2017

The city helped finance a record 24,293 affordable housing units in fiscal year 2017, the mayor said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 13, 2017

The quarterly median sales price of homes in Brooklyn and Queens jumped 20 and 10 percent, respectively.