I cover city life for The New York Times and its transit for VICE. I write/think on cities and cultures elsewhere, and teach undergraduate journalism at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. I am also a research fellow for Center for an Urban Future, a NYC-based policy organization.
Abroad, I've reported from Cuba, Sweden, Mexico, London, and also, Rio de Janeiro (that beautiful city behind me) throughout the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Into urbanism, infrastructure, and making the world a more efficient, equitable place. I also call Queens, NY, home.
(FYI: Beard, left, less aggressive in real life.)