Allison C. Meier

Allison Meier was born in Oklahoma and studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma. Now based in Brooklyn, she works as a writer focusing on contemporary art and overlooked history, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide and amateur memorial arts historian.

Stories By Allison C. Meier

She Caught Bullets with Her Bare Hands — and Made Magic’s Glass Ceiling Disappear

When her husband died and left her penniless, audacious Adelaide Hermann transformed from lowly assistant to “the Queen of Magic.”

Yes, New York City Does Have Trees. I’m on a Quest to See All the Best Ones.

In between the concrete and congestion, the city sustains some awe-inspiring arbors. And each one has a story of the humans who’ve nurtured them over the centuries.

Minik and the Meteor

Behind the American Museum of Natural History’s most venerable artifact is the shameful tale of a relentless explorer and a young boy’s torturous journey from Greenland to New York.