New York State of Mind

LETTER FROM THE CEO




CEO Marianne HowatsonMost readers of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Westchester Cottages & Gardens know how close these sister publications are in mission and spirit. So at a dinner following HC&G’s Innovation in Design Awards this summer, I wasn’t surprised when judge Vicente Wolf asked when we were coming to New York.

A long discussion ensued about the merits of bringing our highly successful publication formula deeper into the New York market—building on our already substantial presence in Westchester. During the past year, the conversation I had with Vicente has been repeated many times over with homeowners, decorators and architects: Why not start an all-encompassing New York edition of Cottages & Gardens? And now we are doing just that!

Kendell Cronstrom, editor in chief of HC&G and a resident of both the Hamptons and New York City, will also edit NYC&G. Under Kendell’s stewardship, HC&G has increased its frequency, won gold and bronze Folio: awards and received raves from the design industry. D.J. Carey will continue as editorial director of Cottages & Gardens Publications.

NYC&G will be the go-to design source for savvy readers who live in the nation’s highest-income regions within New York City, Westchester County, Nassau County’s Gold Coast and the Hudson Valley. Expect to see its pages filled with inspiring design and projects characterized by the “sense of place” so deeply associated with the Cottages & Gardens brand, from a rooftop terrace garden on an 1840s Brooklyn brownstone to a classic-six apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; from an ultra-modern house overlooking Long Island Sound to a pre-Revolutionary mansion in the Hudson Valley.

NYC&G will publish five issues in 2012, two in the spring and three in the fall, with the first issue debuting in March. If you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Be sure to keep an eye out for us, and let us know what you think!

Marianne Howatson                
CEO, Publication Director                

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