Tara Israel

Narratively’s contributing photo editor, Tara was born and raised among the local fishermen and seasonal Manhattanites of East Hampton and currently resides in New York City.

Stories By Tara Israel

Editors’ Picks: Narratively’s All-Time Best Deep Dives

As we celebrate our five-year anniversary, enjoy our team's favorite longform stories—those compelling, heavily researched monoliths we've become known for.

A Girl and Her (Extremely Patient and Unnaturally Photogenic) Best Friend

The Last Fishermen of Long Island

Phantoms of the Hamptons

In one of New York State’s oldest settlements, a quirky town crier and his shy Wiccan wife revel in sharing three hundred years’ worth of macabre local lore.

This Ain’t the Hamptons—This is Bonac

On the Road Again

Playing Telephone with History

Surviving on Jersey Street

On a notoriously crime-ridden strip in Staten Island, memories of the way things were, and visions of how they might again be.

Hang Men: The Unsung Heroes of the Art World