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

Allison C. Meier is an Oklahoma-born, 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 and the senior editor at Atlas Obscura.

Bylines include the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Atlas Obscura, CityLab, Curbed, National Geographic, the Public Domain Review, Wellcome Collection, the New Inquiry, Lapham’s QuarterlySmithsonianMental Floss, SlateArtDesk, Raw Vision Magazine, Reasons to Be CheerfulJSTOR Daily, Urban OmnibusChicago Magazine, the OffingARTNews, Narratively, Nineteenth Century magazineCollectors WeeklyBunk HistoryAFAR, Dilettante ArmyGlasstire, Artsy, Nightingale, 1stdibsDeath in the Afternoon Podcast, Fine Books MagazineBrooklyn Based, 20×200GOOD, 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. I’m on a mission to see all the city’s Greatest Trees.