Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Faculty Profile

Daniel Maurer

Editor, Bedford + Bowery

Daniel Maurer joined NYU in 2011 as editor of The Local East Village, the Arthur L. Carter Institute's hyperlocal collaboration with The New York Times. In 2013 he founded Bedford + Bowery, a site covering downtown Manhattan and North Brooklyn in collaboration with New York magazine. Previously, as an online editor at New York, he co-founded Grub Street, one of New York's pioneering restaurant blogs. While writing more than 7,500 posts over the course of five years, Maurer grew the blog's traffic steadily and helped expand it to five other cities. Grub Street New York was nominated for three James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards— it won in 2008 (for Multimedia Writing on Food) and then again in 2011 (for Group Blog) when Maurer was chief editor. It has also been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and won a MIN Best of the Web award in 2007. 

Before joining New York, Maurer was assistant editor at Grove/Atlantic. He edited bestselling author Winston Groom’s 1942: The Year That Tried Men’s Souls, as well as Under Radar, a novel by Michael Tolkin, author of The Player. He also acquired nonfiction such as Pigeons by Andrew Blechman and novels such as I, Lucifer by Glenn Duncan.

Maurer's humor and journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Metro, McSweeneys.net, Gawker and other websites. He was a contributor to the Shecky’s Bar, Club, and Lounge Guide: 2005 and his story “The Condiment War” was anthologized in Lost and Found: Stories from New York.