I spent fifteen years as a freelance designer with my work appearing in the pages of Architectural Digest and the windows of Harvey Nichols in London. Later, I went to school and shifted my focus to English literature and photography and graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Lehman College, recieving a Bollinger Fellowship for my master's at Columbia Journalism School. From there I went on to write features for the The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, The Architect's Newspaper, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. I am now senior staff writer at Fordham University and continue to write about and photograph the urban landscape. I love to kayak New York City's waterways and cycle over its bridges; I volunteer as a docent at the Morris Jumel Mansion; and I keep a nice garden in Queens.