Michael Gross (writer)
Early in his career, Michael Gross wrote about rock music and was editor in chief of Rock Magazine. He was the editor of the Fire Island News, a weekly newspaper in a New York summer colony, in 1978. He then began covering fashion photography for Photo District News and subsequently wrote the column "Fashion Statements" for Manhattan, Inc., a brief-lived business magazine. After writing about fashion through the 1980s and early 1990s, he began covering the world of the rich and famous for New York.
In 2000, he was briefly a senior editor of George, a political magazine. In 2002, he wrote a gossip column, "The Word", for the 'New York Daily News. From 2002 until 2010, he edited the written content of Bergdorf Goodman Magazine. He worked for Crain's New York Business as a columnist from 2010 to 2012.
Gross was a columnist for Alexa Luxe Living, a quarterly supplement to the New York Post, where he still contributes a column. He was also the real estate editor and a monthly columnist for Avenue magazine and a contributing editor of Travel and Leisure magazine from 1997 until 2014. He has also written for The New York Times, New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country."
Gross is married. His sister is Jane Gross, who writes at New York Times, where he also worked as a reporter and columnist. Their father, Milton Gross, was also a journalist, a syndicated sports columnist for the New York Post and an author.
Gross is currently writing a book on fashion photography for Simon & Schuster's Atria Books.
- House of Outrageous Fortune, on 15 Central Park West, Atria Books (Simon and Schuster), 2014
- Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles, published in 2011
- Rogues' Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the paperback edition of a book first published in hardcover with the subtitle The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money That Made the Metropolitan Museum, an unauthorized social history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (Broadway Books, 2009).
- 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building (Broadway Books, 2005)
- Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren (Harper Collins, 2002)
- My Generation: Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith and Silicon Chips (Cliff Street Books, 2000)
- Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women (William Morrow, 1995).
740 Park inspired Park Avenue, the documentary directed by Alex Gibney that looks at income inequality in America. It was produced for the Why Poverty? documentary project aired on public television networks around the world in fall 2012.
- Pranay Gupte (2005-11-03). "Lunch at The Four Seasons with: Michael Gross". New York Sun.
- "Media: New columnist". New York Post. 2011-02-13.
- Who's Who 2009
- Jennifer Ceaser (2011-12-08). "Gross, point blank: Michael Gross offers history lesson on his prewar pad". New York Post.
- Elise Knutsen (2012-01-10). "Michael Gross Is Not Writing The Same Book Twice". New York Observer.