Alice Sparberg Alexiou is the author of the first biography of the great urban thinker Jane Jacobs, (Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary, Rutgers University Press, 2006) and The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne, 2010). In 2014, she coproduced a documentary based on The Flatiron for Thirteen/WNET, a PBS affiliate, for the series “Treasures of New York.” She is also a contributing editor at the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith. Alexiou is a graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School, has a Ph.D. in classics, and used to teach Latin. A third-generation New Yorker, she lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Nicholas Alexiou.
Alexiou is currently writing a book about the Bowery, New York’s weirdest street.
The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It (St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne, 2010)
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