Google my name and you’ll find Nicole Levys all over the globe: the star lacrosse player in East Islip, NY; the fashion PR firm founder based in London; the mental health social worker and therapist in Melbourne, Australia.

This particular Nicole Levy, welcoming you to her humble website,

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is a journalist with five years experience reporting on all kinds of news in New York City.

Since graduating from Yale, I’ve covered the media business for an insider’s guide to New York City politics, written two columns for a now-defunct hyperlocal news site. and documented the Big Apple’s drinking and dining scene for a free newspaper beloved by subway commuters. My work at POLITICO New York, DNAinfo New York, and am New York runs a wide gamut — from a feature on New York’s expanding film and TV tax credit program (which involved my appearance as an extra on “Sharknado 2,” seen on loop here), to a look at the state’s first breast milk bank and its volunteers (members of all-women motorcycling club), to an investigation of whether New York water really is the key to irresistibly chewy, crispy-skinned bagels.

My writing has also appeared in Newsday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Queens Chronicle.

At Yale, I won the John Hersey Prize for my senior writing project, a reported account of a day in the lives of a mother and daughter grappling with the former’s dementia. The piece, inspired by my own experiences with my grandfather, beget years of reflection on how we can live well as our lives grow ever longer. After graduating, I started volunteering with Sunnyside Community Services’ Friendly Visitor program and with VNSNY’s Hospice and Palliative Care unit. This fall, I head to the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, with the mission to study ways in which our society can improve the quality of life for older Americans and their caregivers.

You can view my full resume here.

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