I’m a freelance journalist based in New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. For the past four years I’ve worked as a municipal beat reporter, first at the Queens TimesLedger in Queens, N.Y. and then at the Journal News in White Plains, N.Y. Before that, I lived in Warsaw, Poland. My work on Eastern Europe has been published by the Los Angeles Times, Jewish News, Poland Today and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. I’m currently studying at Yale University where I’m working towards a masters degree in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies. If you’d like to get in touch email me at gabrielmsrom at gmail dot com or send me a message on Twitter.

Holocaust survivors gather to mark 1945 liberation from Auschwitz (Los angeles Times - 11/11/14)

Roman Kent paused briefly, as if he still needed convincing. "You are in the German concentration camp in Auschwitz," he bluntly told the audience - words that, even after seven decades, still have the power to evoke horror.

Rebirth of Jewish life in Poland (Jewish News - 1/5/15)

Does Poland's new Jewish museum reflect the rebirth of Jewish life in the country, 70 years after the Nazis?

In Port Chester an experiment aimed at increasing voting. did it work? (The Journal News - 9/9/18)

Civic life in the village of Port Chester is eroding. Voter turnout is low, hovering around 10 percent in recent local elections, while before 2010, no Hispanic of African American had ever been elected as lawmaker in a village that has been majority nonwhite for decades.


A SHORT RETROSPECTIVE ON CZESLAW MILOSZ (POLAND TODAY - 10/1/14)

Arguably more than any other artist of his time, Polish poet and public intellectual Czesław Miłosz – who won the Nobel Prize for Literature 24 years ago – wrote with an acute awareness of the uniquely modern horrors of the 20th century.

TAKING A CRUISE THROUGH POLAND’S TROUBLED HISTORY (Culture.pl - 2/3/15)

The figures which Rejs (The Cruise) pokes fun at are historical relics, and to some Poles, the movie is stale; a satire of a lost era. But to a foreigner, the film maintains its power. Its message, unworn by time, remains simple but perfectly, and universally, true: the human spark for creativity chafes against oppression.

Trump in briarcliff: ‘i’M GOING TO BE AMERICA’S CHAMPION’ (THE JOURNAL NEWS - 5/29/17)

Trump, the real estate magnate turned reality television celebrity, has deep financial ties to Westchester going back decades.




project veritas: millions poured into mamaroneck nonprofit as controversy swirled (THE JOURNAL NEWS - 11/28/17)

In recent years, millions of mostly untraceable dollars have flowed into the nondescript office for Project Veritas, a controversial right-wing sting organization that has made its home in the heart of Mamaroneck's industrial district.

Amid video firestorm, YONKERS man finds compassion (the journal news - 5/11/18)

When an aspiring Yonkers comedian posted a video on social media this month  mocking an Orthodox Jewish boy for his haircut, it seemed like another version of a predictably ugly story.

FOR PORT CHESTER CATHOLICS A TIME OF TRANSITION (THE JOURNAL NEWS - 12/14/17)

On a recent July afternoon, two men stepped out of the blistering midday sun and into the dark, empty sanctuary of Corpus Christi Church.


BILL WOULD LET UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS GET DRIVER LICENSES (THE JOURNAL NEWS - 4/8/17)

Ivan Cruz's daughter needed a doctor. As February's snow storm slammed the region, his 4-year-old was vomiting and fighting a spiking fever. The nearest hospital was 8 miles away and not an option for Cruz, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who cannot legally drive under state law.

zuerner brings dance to evergreens cemetery (timesledger 10/1/14)

Is there a place for art in a space traditionally reserved for mourning? For Anne Zuerner, a 29-year-old choreographer who will stage a series of dances inside the Evergreens Cemetery in Glendale this fall, the answer is a respectful, but adamant yes.


PORT CHESTER BULKHEAD REPAIR MAY COST TAXPAYERS MILLIONS (THE JOURNAL NEWS - 12/14/17)

When Port Chester and real estate player G&S Investors broke ground on a $100 million marina redevelopment project in 2000, officials hoped it would give the downtown a new lease on life.

authorities ramp up security for bukharians in forest hills (timesledger - 12/10/15)

After six weeks of fear and uncertainty as an arsonist targets homes being built by Bukharian Jews, city authorities are stepping up foot patrols and surveillance measures throughout the beseiged Forest Hills community.

FORMER COUNCILMAN TOM OGNIBENE, A GIANT IN REPUBLICAN POLITIcS, DIES (timesledger - 10/11/15)

Former City Council Minority Leader Thomas Ognibene, a Queens Republican giant, died Monday at the age of 72 following a battle with aggressive spinal cancer.