Amanda Halkiotis is a 28-year-old New England native who moved to New York City in 2006 after graduating cum laude from the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, where she majored in English with a concentration in Writing. She enjoys live theater, jazz clubs, strong coffee, Scrabble, modernist poetry, film noir (even the B-grade and/or more recent, overly stylistic renditions), and adventurous eating. She lives in Long Island City and works in fundraising. Previous writing credits include covering happenings and goings-on in the downtown New York City theater scene for New Theater Corps. She is currently also a contributing writer for the travel blog This Boundless World.
|Jerry Del Priore|
Brooklyn-born Jerry Del Priore’s passion for sports has led him to a rewarding career as a freelance sports writer. But it was his love of NYC and the search for diabetic-friendly food options that compelled him to foray into the world of food and nightlife writing over the past few years. In addition, Jerry is the author of Running Through Roadblocks: Inspirational Stories of Twenty Courageous Athletic Warriors, a must read for anyone --- sports fans or not --- looking for a measure of inspiration.
Suzie is a communications, PR and media professional who recently relocated to New York City. Whether writing about discovering the city or her totally normal and not-at-all-bizarre dating experiences, Suzie makes sure to write with that sarcastic and jaded flair so hard to find in the Big Apple. Originally from Washington, D.C., Suzie still has a hard time understanding that art galleries aren't free, and which bar a person can frequent isn't dictated by political party. In her spare time, you can probably find her testing roadside food trucks, pontificating on why they should permanently install a sidewalk lane for tourists around Times Square, or trying to convince the men of New York that "swag" is not a good thing. She's equally as happy at a black-tie fundraiser as she is at a good dive bar, and considers any guy who is "into" cars or wears sneakers after 5pm to be an instant dating deal breaker. You can follow Suzie on Twitter or on Pinterest.
Rori Nogee is a born and bred New York actress, singer, songwriter, and playwright. She has performed on Broadway (Joseph...Dreamcoat), Off-Broadway (Pinkalicious, The Berenstain Bears, Live!), in national tours (Rockband, Live!, The Wizard of Oz), in regional theaters (Maureen in Rent, Mazeppa in Gypsy) and earned a Spirit Nomination for her portrayal of Watho in the world premiere of The Day Boy and the Night Girl. In NYC, she has appeared in the NYC Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theater Festival, and various workshops and Cabarets. Rori was also seen on America's Got Talent with the girl rock group, "Witches in Bikinis." As a writer, Rori was the official blogger for Rent at New World Stages, her original play, Down This Road, received numerous staged readings, and she is currently writing a rock musical, Fan Girl. She will next appear as Cristal Connors in the upcoming Showgirls, the Musical!