Helaina Hovitz

Helaina Hovitz is an editor and journalist living in Lower Manhattan who has written for The New York Times, Glamour, Salon, VICE, The New York Observer, Forbes, Teen Vogue, and others. She is the author of “After 9/11” and Co-Founder & Editor Director of Headlines for the Hopeful.

Stories By Helaina Hovitz

Us: ‘We’re Getting Married!’ Them: ‘How Can You Be So Selfish?!’

His family is Orthodox Jewish. We're not. When they objected to our union my fiance and I began planning a wedding anyway — and that's when we learned we weren't alone.

If You See Something, Do Something

Roaming the city offering free favors, helping hands and even cold hard cash, a cadre of idealistic young New Yorkers meet a surprisingly skeptical audience.

Getting With the Pajama Program

What a pair of jammies can mean for NYC's processed youth.

The Trivial Life of Noah Tarnow

How one New Yorker became the king of useless facts.

Their Ship Has Not Sailed

With office buildings still closed, tenants relocated and tourists out of sight, South Street Seaport's small businesses struggle to survive.

Christmas, on the Rocks

A newly-sober navigation of the holiday season delivers pure spirit to a recovering alcoholic.