Is a Jewish Fraternity Like AEPi Only for Jews? —The Forward, investigation and cover story (print). The story received a 2017 award for Excellence in Religion Reporting from the Religion News Association.
The Misadventures of an Idealistic Restaurant in Cut-Throat New York — The New York Times, cover story for the Metropolitan section (print)
The Feral Child: After a death in the family, a father and son become unwitting art dealers — Oxford American (print)
The Protest Club: Teen activists face down the pressures of social media stardom– The Baffler Issue No. 45 (print).
How to Make it Big in Hip-Hop When Your City Pretends You Don’t Exist — Pacific Standard
Exodus: After 90 Years in Manhattan, Can Streit’s Matzo Reinvent Itself Upstate? The Village Voice, cover story (print). Picked by Longreads as one of the top five longform stories of the week.
The Pied Piper of Parrots — The New York Times (print)
Can Technology Stop the Duane Reade-ization of New York? — The New York Times (print)
Trading the Noisy Gay Bar Scene for the Knitting Circle — The New York Times (print)
Miss Subways Is Back. This Year, a New Wave Rocker Takes the Crown. — The New York Times (print)
The Portlandia Effect: How Did the Show Change the City It Satirized? — New York Magazine
‘Meet a Muslim’ — Pacific Standard
Fear and Loathing in Cascadia — The Baffler
Hoop dreams — Curbed
This Sports Bar Was Struggling — Until It Went Kosher and Business Took Off — New York Magazine