Ben Adler is senior editor at City & State NY. He assigns and edits news, feature and opinion articles. Prior to joining City & State, Ben covered national and international politics and policy with specialties in the environment, cities, transportation, civil rights and housing. He was a reporter for Politico, The Nation, and Grist and an editor at Newsweek and Reuters. He also has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Columbia Journalism Review, Architectural Record, City Limits and Next City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American government and public policy from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. A native Brooklynite, Ben is excited to focus full-time on covering New York.