Writing: Social Justice, Equity and Climate

New York City, where I began reporting, is in many ways a deeply segregated city. It is also one of the most diverse, outspoken and dynamic cities in the country, a hotbed of social justice movements, protest, community engagement and grassroots activism. It has been a true honor to cover the work of equity and social justice not just in New York but cities around the country. Most of this work has been published with Next City, though not all.

I have a deep connection to, an appreciation of, the San Quentin News, the most sophisticated prison newsroom in the country. I have both covered the work of the newsroom and work closely with the incarcerated journalists there.

Finally, it’s an increasing responsibility for journalists to cover the climate crisis with the severity and urgency it deserves. You can see my climate reporting below.


Stopping One Incinerator Wasn’t Enough for Baltimore Students, Next City

‘Raise the Age’ Vote Raises Hopes of Homeless Youth, Village Voice

How the Dreamers Make Their Mark on Brooklyn, The Bridge

Why the Scale Figures in Renderings Need to Be More Diverse, Curbed

In ‘Housing Works History,’ Exploring the Intersection Between Activism and Real Estate, Curbed

In New York, Chinatown’s Cultural Power Steps Out of the Basements and Into the Mainstream, Next City


San Quentin’s Breakthrough Prison Newsroom, Politico Magazine

What Would ‘No New Jails’ Actually Look Like? Gothamist

Incarcerated Men Write the Stories of Wall City, Next City

The Study Group Bringing bell hooks into Prisons, Next City

How Prison Abolitionists Are Meeting the Moment, the Appeal

The Minneapolis Group Calling for Police Abolition Since 2016, Next City

Cops and Community Organizers Are Reimagining Atlanta’s Jail, Reasons to be Cheerful

Can This Prison Museum Tell the Full Story of Mass Incarceration?, Next City

Once a Bus That Transported Incarcerated People Around Rikers, Now a Gorgeous Work of Community Art, Next City


NYC’s Coastline Could be Underwater by 2100. Why are We Still Building There?, Curbed 

The Sinking Class: New Yorkers Left to Fight the Climate Crisis, the Guardian

NYC Building Prepare to Drastically Reduce Emissions to Avoid Penalties, New York Post

What Alabama Can Teach You About Storm Resilience, Next City

People Power Stopping Flooding in New Orleans, Next City

Even FEMA Says to Stop Relying on FEMA. What Now?, Bright Magazine

Why Build it Back Failed, Curbed New York

A visit with San Quentin reporters Jesse, Wali and Juan in February of 2019.