Real Estate’s Attempt to Co-opt the Affordable Housing Discussion

Gotham Gazette, May 1, 2015


My GVSHP blog posts

Off the Grid, Fall 2013-Present


What a Glass City Can Do With Its Sunlight

Next City, September 25, 2013


On the Film “Monsieur Klein” and Its Relevance Today

Forward, December 6, 2013


No-Hook Nation: Why Is It So Hard to Find a Place to Hang Our Stuff?

The Atlantic, August 8, 2012


How Communal Singing Disappeared From American Life

The Atlantic, March 28, 2012


What the High Line’s Success Can Teach Us

City Limits, June 15, 2009






theater review 

I.B. Singer and the Problem of Surviving

Forward, June 11, 2013

business feature and profiles 

Getting By With Job Loss:
Americans in 50s and 60s Are On the Market Again

     Ben Bochner on Following the Soul
     Esther Merves on Regrouping and Coping
     Gail Pierris on Unending Determination
     Burt Gitlin on Calling on Community
     Jane Trigere on Switching Gears
     Donald Sylvan on the Hiring Side of the Desk

Forward, May 21, 2013

book essay

Don't Ask, Don't Dwell:
The One, Big Rule For Giving a Book as a Gift, December 24, 2012

design feature

No-Hook  Nation:
Why Is It So Hard to Find a Place to Hang Our Stuff?, August 8, 2012

culture essay 

How Communal Singing Disappeared From American Life, March 28, 2012

community interviews

Torah at the Gym

     Everyone In the Ark
     Wild at Heart: Cain and Abel and Us
     What We Find There: Reflections from Scholars and Others

LABA, 2011-12

The Triangle Factory Fire: 100 Years Later

Sweatshops Didn't Go Away
Workers' Centers: A Clubhouse for Struggle, Support
A Call For A Sweatshop-Free Zone in NYC

The Forward, April 1, 2011


Missing Half of the Potentially Best Ideas

The Forward, November 24, 2010

political analysis

Democratic Failure on the Horizon?
A Classic Explanation Says Why

The Forward, November 1, 2010


Sipping Under the Sukkah:
Infused Rye Cocktails

The Forward, September 27, 2010

urban policy

A Room and Not Bored:
One Pa
th Out of Shelter, October 26, 2009

urban policy

A Winter's Tale:
What the Homeless Tally Means, March 9, 2009

book review

The 'Air-Bridged Harbor' and Other Songs of NYC, October 8, 2007