Bio

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focused on visual culture, architecture, and overlooked history: I believe in writing about the arts and heritage of our world in an accessible, engaging way. Previously, I was a staff writer at Hyperallergic, the senior editor at Atlas Obscura, and a communications manager at the Cooper Union.

Bylines include the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Atlas Obscura, CityLab, Curbed, the Public Domain Review, Wellcome Collection, the New Inquiry, SmithsonianMental Floss, SlateArtDesk, JSTOR Daily, Urban OmnibusChicago Magazine, the OffingARTNews, Narratively, Collectors WeeklyBunk HistoryAFARGlasstire, Artsy, Fine Books MagazineBrooklyn Based, GOOD, the Order of the Good Death, and the Oklahoma Gazette.

I moonlight as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds, and I am a licensed New York City sightseeing guide. Currently I’m on a mission to see all the city’s Greatest Trees.

Cartoon by Bob Eckstein for the New Yorker of my pet cemetery tour