Michael Gross (writer)

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Michael Robert Gross is an American author, journalist and editor whose work focuses on the American upper class. He has a B.A. in History from Vassar College.[1]


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.[2] He worked for Crain's New York Business as a columnist from 2010 to 2012.[citation needed]

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.[3] He has also written for The New York Times, New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country."[4]

Gross is married.[5] 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.[1]

In 2012, Gross announced he was working on a book on the luxury condominium building 15 Central Park West, with the planned title House of Outrageous Fortune.[6]

Gross is currently writing a book on fashion photography for Simon & Schuster's Atria Books.[7]


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.


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