After growing up in Queens and attending a performing arts high school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I started my journalism career as a political reporter in Albany, New York. I later became an editor at amNewYork, New York City’s daily commuter newspaper. My interest in real estate was first inspired by my grandfather, who built and rented out houses on the east end of Long Island. I now cover the tri-state area market, along with business, finance, tech and other trending topics, from the quiet of the woods north of the five boroughs. Find my writing on ApartmentTherapy.com, amNY.com and more.