Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer, editor and journalist based in Queens, New York whose work has been published in several print and digital publications. He is a features editor at Narratively.

Stories By Michael Stahl

Meeting ‘Pretty Ricky’

Sometimes fate chooses a reporter's subject for them...

The Inside Scoop

In the truck with a Mister Softee veteran who's been melting hearts in Queens for 27 years.

Laughing Longer

How one community of improv players elevated goofy skits to high art and inspired thousands of New Yorkers to climb, and fall, on stage with them.

The Kardashians of Queens

How a cheeky community college dropout and his unsuspecting family became neighborhood celebrities—and YouTube’s next big thing.

Far From Home

Jonah Matranga keeps coming back to perform in New York City, embracing all its glorious grit and grime.

The Bittersweet Comfort Food of Post-Sandy Astoria

In one of the safest places to be during the Northeast's "Storm of the Century," overwhelmed business owners both profited and gave a little back.