Alison Lowenstein



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 & Publications


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

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