About


Melissa Kravitz is a writer, editor, reader and all-around really great person living in New York City.

Melissa has a BA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from Columbia University, and a BA in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Because who said two Bachelors Degrees in liberal arts are less useless than one?

After serving as a managing director at Inside New York from 2011-2013, Melissa moved on to the exciting and lucrative world of freelance writing.

Melissa served as a regular contributor to amNewYork, Brokelyn, Bustle, Thrillist and worked as the New York Restaurants editor at The Daily Meal.  She also blogged for Brooklyn ExposedFood Riot,  JoonbugTracy’s New York Life, along with many other blogs and the occasional literary journal. Her travel writing can be seen in Bravo Your City’s international guidebooks and in digital Gogobot projects.

Since 2014, Melissa has served as the Assistant Features and News Manager at amNY.com, where she tells over 8 million New Yorkers where to eat, what to do and how to dress.

Melissa’s personal blog has been nominated as Best Blog of the Year since 2007 (by her dad). It wins every year.

If you’re interested in Melissa’s fiction, check out her ebook here. (In case you missed that link, my ebook is downloadable here.) She is also working on a novel. Inquire within.

You can probably find Melissa in an outer borough, looking beautiful, sipping iced coffee, and working on her book about teenage girls who hate each other.

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