The year 2018 is almost over and it’s hard to believe how quickly it all passes. I was having lunch with my niece the other day — whose kids are 4 and 7 — and I told her to treasure every moment because it all goes so fast! One day your children are just being born, and then they’re off to school, and then they’re teenagers and pulling away, and then they’re adults on their own and you’re an empty nester.
It’s 20 years since we started Brooklyn Family, which was the first of our monthly titles. I was a mom in Brooklyn, and my daughter was 7 years old. Now she’s a lovely grown woman. Then came Queens, Bronx/Riverdale, and lastly Manhattan. Recently we merged with another excellent title in Manhattan and after the end of this month, our company name will change to New York Family Media, and the magazine in Manhattan will be a blend of both of them, with the name changing to New York Family. It will offer the continuation of the best of both editorial efforts. When you see it, please know that it’s still ours. The other titles will be staying exactly as they are.
So many wonderful people help to make these magazines, websites, and newsletters a continuous pleasure for me; our staff, the writers, the production team, and our distributors. I want to thank all of them for the years of collaboration. Personal thanks to Tina, Erin, Leah, Courtney, Arthur, and Vinny. You’ve made it a real pleasure to do my work. And a big thank you to Cliff for 20 years of letting me “do my thing.”
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.
Thanks for reading.