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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.


 
Astoria & Long Island City »

February 17, 2017

Astoria is most popular for millennials, a roommate app found.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 16, 2017

A new map shows the percentage and number of homeless students at city schools.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 15, 2017

City schools get more of their resources from state and local sources than the federal government.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

February 15, 2017

Renters want to live in the West Village, and romance-seekers want to date Villagers, Streeteasy found.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 14, 2017

A growing number of houses of worship in New York are signing up to provide sanctuary, if needed.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 14, 2017

More rigorous lead testing rules have found more elevated levels, but the city says students are safe.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 10, 2017

Larger apartments saw bigger price dips and more landlord concessions, a report found.    

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

February 10, 2017

In areas such as Downtown Brooklyn and Harlem, luxury and non-luxury prices are similar, a report found.