Join the mailing list

Contributors

  • Barbara Lovenheim, founding editor of NYCitywoman.com, has written on lifestyle and the arts for The New York Times, New York, The Wall Street Journal, and many major magazines. She is the author of Survival in the Shadows: Seven Jews Hidden in Berlin and other books.

  • Susan Huyser, NYCitywoman’s Art Director/Designer, has designed books for The American Folk Art Museum, New York City Ballet, Ford Foundation, and brochures for various profit and non-profit organizations. She and Ms. Lovenheim have worked together on many projects.

  • Deborah Harkins, an editor at Women's Voices for Change, was an assigning editor at New York magazine for more than 20 years, the articles editor of The Modern Estate, a columnist for The New York Daily News, and associate editor at NYCitywoman.com.

  • Heather Bauer, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and founder of Nu-Train, a New York City-based diet and nutrition counseling center. She is the co-author with Kathy Matthews of Bread Is the Devil and The Wall Street Diet. She has appeared on CBS and CNN and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other major media.

  • Claire Berman has written nine books on such topics as caregiving, divorce, step parenting, and adoption. She was a contributing editor at New York and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Reader’s Digest, and other national magazines.

  • Louise Bernikow is the author of nine books, the founder of two Women's Studies Programs, a Fulbright Fellow, and a women's history consultant. She has been bringing the forgotten activists of the past to life in lectures around the state.

  • Patricia Bosworth is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and co-chair of the Biography Seminar at NYU. She has written biographies of Montgomery Clift, Diane Arbus, and Marlon Brando and has published frequently in The New York Times, Esquire, The Nation among others.

  • Suzanne Charlé has written for numerous publications, including The Nation, House Beautiful, and The New York Times, where she was a freelance assigning editor for the Magazine. She has co-authored many books including Indonesia in the Soeharto Years: Issues, Incidents and Illustrations

  • Rona Cherry has written about health and wellness for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Vegetarian Times, and many other publications. She was the editor-in-chief of several national magazines, including Fitness and Longevity. She is currently an editorial and PR consultant with regional publications and nonprofits.

  • Eleanor Foa Dienstag has written extensively on health and aging for the John A. Hartford Foundation. Her articles on health and medical issues have also appeared in Medical Life, Upstate, Catalyst, and Discoveries magazines.

  • Katharine Davis Fishman is the author of Attitude: Eight Young Dancers Come of Age at the Ailey School, Behind the One-Way Mirror: Psychotherapy and Children, and The Computer Establishment. She has written many articles for The Atlantic Monthly, More, New York, Town & Country, and numerous other magazines.

  • Kim Johnson Gross is the author of What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life and co-creator of the Chic Simple book series. She was Fashion Editor at Town & Country, Style Director at Avenue, Fashion Director at Esquire, and columnist for InStyle and More magazines. Visit Kim’s inspirational new blog on Tumblr: Fabulous Firsts After Fifty.

  • Robin Marantz Henig is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine whose last article was “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” She has also written 8 books about health and medicine, most recently Pandora’s Baby and The Monk in the Garden.

  • Ruth J. Katz is currently the Style Editor of Promenade magazine and has covered service, shopping, and design for more than 20 years as an editor at Redbook, Colonial Homes, Classic Home, The Modern Estate, and New York Home magazines; she wrote for many years for The New York Times and New York magazine and appeared weekly on Fox TV as the Home Services Editor. She is the author of five books.

  • Grace Lichtenstein is a former New York Times reporter and bureau chief, the author of six books and a contributor to numerous national magazines.

  • Mary Marino is the co-founder and editor of Flashionista.com, a fashion website for women over 45 that is published twice a week. Mary was a designer in the fashion industry for 25 years.

  • Lisa Martineau, a former foreign correspondent for The Guardian, published her first novel, All The Old Familiar Places, last year. Her biography, Politics & Power: A Biography of Barbara Castle (a Financial Times biography of the year) has just been re-issued. She teaches creative writing at The Hudson School.

  • Wendy Moonan has been writing about architecture, design and antiques for 20 years for The New York Times, Town & Country, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and Veranda. She also covers fine art for VandM.com

  • Margery Stein, a former editor at The New York Times and at several national magazines, writes about travel, health, business, and lifestyle issues for major consumer publications. She also consults, edits, and provides content for a range of online sites.

  • Ellen Stern was a writer and editor at New York, GQ, and The Daily News. She is the author of Gracie Mansion: A Celebration of New York City’s Mayoral Residence.

  • Nancy Weber is working on her 23rd book, a novel. She is a founding writer on the website Libido for Life.

  • Grace W. Weinstein is the author of Men, Women and Money and a dozen other books on personal finance and relationships. She was a columnist for The Financial Times and Good Housekeeping and has written for many national magazines.

  • Alice Macycove Perdue was the office manager for Mrs. Astor from 1993 to 2005; previous to this she worked in magazine sales promotion. James Seymore was the managing editor of Entertainment Weekly.

  • Bethany Kandel, a New York City journalist and author, is the founder of breastcancerfreebies.com, a site that helps patients and survivors find hundreds of freebies, including wigs, hats, retreats, magazines, and support groups. She hosts an annual clothing swap for friends and their guests.

  • Brook S. Mason has contributed to The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Art & Auction among others. She has a weekly design column on artnet.com magazine and is a contributing editor to The International Art Markets Essential Guide for Collectors and Investors (Kogan Page, 2008).

  • Carolyn Jacobs is a writer and television producer for networks including Discovery, AMC, and PBS. She is co-founder of Read It All Up™ an initiative to help children discover the pure joy of reading. This article is adapted from Jacobs’ story in Carried In Our Hearts (see sidebar).

  • Cindy Joseph was a makeup artist for top fashion and beauty models; now in her sixties, she herself is a Ford model who often represents the Baby Boomer ideal.

  • Debra W. Englander is a freelance business editor and writer. For many years, she managed the personal finance/investing book program at John Wiley, a global publisher. She has also written for Money Magazine, USA Today, Good Housekeeping and other publications.

  • Doris Goldstein has written on jewelry, design, and antiques for Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Town & Country and other publications.

  • Dorri Olds has been published in The New York Times and the Chicken Soup anthologies. She writes regularly on film for The Jewish Forward, The Examiner, and many online sites.

  • Eleanor Berman is an award-winning travel writer who has written 14 travel guides, including 4 guides to and about NYC. She has published articles in many major magazines.

  • Elsa Brenner has written for The New York Times for more than 25 years, most recently for the newspaper’s Real Estate section. She has also written for numerous magazines and corporations. 

  • Elyce Wakerman is the author of Father Loss: Daughters Discuss the Man That Got Away, and Air Powered: The Art of the Airbrush. She has written articles for The Los Angeles Times, The Jewish Journal, and numerous magazines. 

  • Emily Greenspan Kelting wrote for The New York Times magazine and is the author of Little Winners: Inside the World of the Child Sports Star. She owns and manages GreatScapes, a landscape company in New Canaan, CT and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden.

  • Emily Sachar is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated book author and award-winning journalist who ran the Web sites for Ladies’ Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, MORE magazine and Reader’s Digest. She currently writes for Crain’s New York Business and is the legal columnist for AARP Bulletin, among many other publications.

  • Georgetta Lordi Morque is a public relations consultant and award-winning freelance writer who focuses on sports, fitness and health. 

  • Dr. Janice Lieberman is a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst who specializes in relationships, body image concerns, depression and anxiety. She is the author of two books and numerous articles.

  • Jill Herbers has written for House Beautiful, Home, Metropolis, and ID.  Her books include Tile, Prefab Modern and Great Adaptations. She now writes about the impact of nature and the environment on lifestyles and design.

  • John Grimes is a retired news correspondent from ABC radio network.

  • Julie Jacobs is an award-winning writer and communications consultant who has written on lifestyle and health issues for Working Mother, Parenting, American Way and many other publications.   

  • Julie Poll has written scripts for several soap operas, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, documentaries and specials. She is the author of the As The World Turns, Guiding Light, and Another World anniversary books. 

  • Kate McLeod has written for Edmunds.com, ForbesAutos.com, Houston Chronicle, The New York Daily News and is the author of Beetlemania, The Car That Captured the Hearts of Millions.

  • Kathryn Livingston was a staff writer for Harper's Bazaar, executive editor at Town & Country for 15 years, and an editor for Time Inc. She is the author or co-author of seven books, including In the Spirit of Aspen and High Rise Low Down.

  • Laura Fraser is a novelist and journalist who wrote the NYT bestseller An Italian Affair. She is a co-founder of Shebooks.

  • Linda Dyett’s articles on fashion, beauty, health, home design, and architecture have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Monocle, Afar, New York magazine, Allure, Travel & Leisure, and many other publications.

  • Linda Tagliaferro has been a freelance writer for 21 years and an artist all her life. She freelanced for The New York Times for 9 years, and is the author of 9 books for adults and 30+ nonfiction books for children. She’s also a contributing author of four travel books published by National Geographic.

  • Lorraine B. Diehl writes about New York City and is the author of The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station, Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City, and other books. She has also written for The New York Times, New York, and other publications.

  • Michele C. Hollow writes about interiors, pets and wildlife, and travel for DIYNetwork.com, parade.com, and other publications.

  • Rachel Deahl is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, where she writes about business trends, technology and book deals (Deals). She has also written for Slate, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly and O, the Oprah Magazine. On Twitter she’s @DeahlsDeals.

  • Regina Weinreich is the author of Kerouac’s Spontaneous Poetics and editor of his Book of Haikus. A professor at the School of Visual Arts, she co-produced/directed Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider and co-wrote The Beat Generation: An American Dream.

  • Richard Phalon covered money and politics for The New York Herald Tribune, Forbes, and The New York Times (where he and Sokolov never met). Steal the Menu is a first encounter.

  • Roberta Hershenson is an arts journalist whose features, profiles, and news stories have appeared in The New York Times and other publications. She wrote a weekly arts news column for the Westchester section of The Times from 2000 to 2006.

  • Roz Warren’s work appears in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Women’s Voices for Change, Zest Now and other sites.  

     

  • Dr. Ruth Nemzoff has four adult children and is a popular speaker on the topic of parenting adult children and family dynamics. She is a resident scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. 

  • Sally Wendkos Olds is an award-winning author or coauthor of eleven books and more than 200 articles that have appeared in major national magazines. She is currently writing a book for people who have been widowed for a year or longer.

  • Sharon Hazard runs a historical blog, The Gang from West End. Her forthcoming book, Catholic Spaces in New York will be published in 2015. Please visit her website www.sharonhazardauthor.com

  • Stacia Friedman is an award-winning Philadelphia-based journalist who writes on health and lifestyle for regional and national magazines. She also contributes humorous essays to NewsWorks.org and PurpleClover.com.

  • Susan Marcus and Susie Monday are experts in the development of child creativity and co-authors of The Missing Alphabet.

  • Suzanne Braun Levine, the first editor of Ms. Magazine, is a writer, editor, and nationally recognized authority on women’s lives.

  • Vivian Cary Jenkins was a health care executive. She now teaches English to foreign students, runs a support group for disabled individuals and travels.