Alison Lowenstein Follow Twitter Alison is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn (but raised in Queens). She has lived in Brooklyn for twenty years.Alison is the author of City Weekends: The Greatest Escapes and Getaways in and Around NYC, City Kid New York: The Ultimate Guide for NYC Parents ages 4-12, and City Baby Brooklyn. Alison has written about travel for Gothamist, National Geographic Traveler, Departures, American Way, Arrive, Porthole, NY Daily News, Newsday, Wild Blue Yonder, Time Out New York, Time Out New York Kids, OffMetro, TravelandLesiure.com, Marieclaire.com, Parenting.com, New York Times’s City Room blog, and for many other publications and websites. Experience A native New Yorker, Alison has spent most of her life in Brooklyn. She has written multiple guidebooks and articles about NYC, she co-manages a writers’ space in Brooklyn, and she leads creative writing workshops for the New York Writers Coalition. Alison has been writing about Brooklyn travel for TripSavvy since 2015. In addition, Alison is a playwright and has plays produced in New York and California. She has had plays performed in Brooklyn including a couple in the annual, GI60, a one minute play festival held at Brooklyn College. Using a pen name she currently writes a middle grade fiction series, which spent numerous months on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list. Sometimes she writes humor pieces, which have appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Hairpin, The Belladonna Comedy, and other humor sites. Awards & PublicationsAlison is the author of multiple guidebooks published by Rizzoli.Alison is the author of City Weekends: The Greatest Escapes and Getaways in and Around NYC, City Kid New York: The Ultimate Guide for NYC Parents ages 4-12, and City Baby Brooklyn. Alison was a guest blogger for The New York Times, offering advice on what to do with kids in New York City. Education Alison Lowenstein has a BA in English from SUNY Purchase and has a MA in English and Creative Writing from CCNY. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.