New York is a bi-weekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968 as a competitor to The New Yorker, it was brasher and less polite, and established itself as a cradle of New Journalism.
It was one of the first dual-audience "lifestyle magazines", and its format and style have been emulated by some other American regional city publications.
In 2009, its paid and verified circulation was 408,622, with 95.8% of that coming from subscriptions.
New York's first issue was dated April 8, 1968.), and George Goodman, a financial writer who wrote as "Adam Smith." Within a year, Felker had assembled a team of contributors who would come to define the magazine's voice.
Breslin became a regular, as did Gloria Steinem, who wrote the city-politics column, and Gail Sheehy. Barbara Goldsmith was a Founding Editor of New York magazine and the author of the widely imitated series, "The Creative Environment," in which she interviewed such subjects as Marcel Breuer, I. Pei, George Balanchine, and Pablo Picasso about their creative process.
(Sheehy would eventually marry Felker, in 1984.) Harold Clurman was hired as the theater critic. Gael Greene, writing under the rubric "The Insatiable Critic," reviewed restaurants, cultivating a baroque writing style that leaned heavily on sexual metaphor.
Its websites—NYmag.com, Vulture.com, The Cut, and Grub Street—receive visits from more than 14 million users per month.
New York began life in 1963 as the Sunday-magazine supplement of the New York Herald Tribune newspaper.
Gerald Goldsmith (Barbara Goldsmith's husband at the time), and reincarnated the magazine as a stand-alone glossy.
Joining them was managing editor Jack Nessel, Felker's number-two at the Herald Tribune.
Edited by Cookie Lyons, the magazine showcased the work of several talented Tribune contributors, including Tom Wolfe, Barbara Goldsmith, and Jimmy Breslin.Soon after the Tribune went out of business in 1966–67, Felker and his partner, Milton Glaser, purchased the rights with money loaned to them by C.