Major at MMC
For Amy Plitt ’04, curiosity and a passion for city life led to the perfect career. In 2015, Plitt published her first book, Subway Adventure Guide: New York City. The indispensable guide is beneficial to both tourists and locals, offering tips, insider knowledge, and historical tidbits about the metropolitan area.
Plitt is also the editor of Curbed NY, which is part of a network of websites that provide localized neighborhood news about such topics as real estate, transportation, politics, and community events. In this role, she leads a three-person team and oversees daily posts and larger projects.
“I’m lucky that one of my main interests—exploring New York City—is basically my job,” she says.
During her time at MMC, Plitt studied Journalism and served as Editor of the Monitor. “That was when I first learned the absolute importance of sticking to deadlines!” she says. “I also enjoyed media criticism courses, which provided skills that come in handy to this day.”
Although the life of the Brooklyn resident centers on New York’s five boroughs, Plitt enjoys traveling to new places, as well as watching ’90s sitcoms and sampling beer.
This spotlight originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MMC Magazine.