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, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.