Zara Lockshin is a lawyer-journalist who swears one day she’ll learn to cook. Before coming to Columbia Journalism School, she practiced law in California and worked on issues related to public health, immigration and civil rights. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Harvard Law School. Zara enjoys covering island beats (Coney Island; Staten Island).




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Cruise Ship Confession

A mom, under the influence of a cruise ship cocktail, tells her daughter a secret she kept for 21 years.

New York sits down to dinner

Madeline Morales runs a tiny food outlet out of a Salvation Army in Staten Island, for people in need.

Staten Island didn’t have Indian food until 1990

Two cousins pioneered Indian food on Staten Island, and the rest of the family followed. This year Taste of India II celebrates 26 years of chicken tikka masala.