The Boulevard (magazine)
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|Categories||Local/Regional interest, entertainment|
|Publisher||Angela Susan Anton|
|Company||Anton Media Group, Anton Community Newspapers|
The Boulevard is a Long Island/New York City regional variety magazine owned by Anton Community Newspapers. Founded in 1985, it was well received as a bi-monthly newspaper inserted into selected weekly newspapers in and around Long Island's Gold Coast.
The magazine began as a newspaper featuring mostly charity events, minor celebrity stories and special features that catered to the higher class villages of the North Shore communities, commonly referred to the "Gold Coast". Today The Boulevard has expanded to cover both Nassau and Suffolk counties including The Hamptons.
Newspaper to magazine
In October 2006, publisher and CEO Angela Susan Anton transformed The Boulevard into an elegant glossy magazine featuring Dina Lohan, mother of Lindsay Lohan, as the cover in October 2006. Celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan signed on as the magazine's lead photographer. The current Editor in Chief is Jason Feinberg.
Sections and changes
The Boulevard, in its first three issues, contained additional sections of Travel, Design, Charity Events, Celebs, The Island, Fashion, Wine & Dine and Photo Gallery.
By the fourth issue, the magazine underwent slight design changes, streamlining the colors and better defining the sections. The sections changed were: Charity Events to Events, The Island to Lifestyle, Celebs to Profiles, and a Health Section was added. By October 2007, the magazine added Music, Art, Sports and Business.
Celebrity contributors & press
Through the course of interviews, The Boulevard has attracted a number of celebrity contributors as well as national recognition. Actor Joe Gannascoli (from The Sopranos), guitarist John Lilley of The Hooters, News 12 News Correspondent Gina Glickman and Q104.3 DJ Jonathan Clarke all have written for the magazine with Jon as a regular contributor. The magazine has been featured on Episode 2 of The Living Lohan Show, Good Morning America, Eyewitness News, WPLJ radio, Sirius Radio, Page Six, The Village Voice, Soap Opera Digest, News 12 Long Island, and many other media outlets.
As of April 2008, The Boulevard was circulated via Anton Community Newspapers to 70 communities in the North Shore of Nassau County. It is distributed to over 400 locations on Long Island. Readership is about 180,000 (estimated).
In April 2009, The Boulevard launched a revised, more interactive version of its website and branded it "B Online." The new website offered a more streamlined look and feel as well as the ability to search articles, create events, better handling of multimedia photos and videos as well as the ability to print, pdf and email articles, as well as online advertising. Fitness Made Simple celebrity John Basedow and Q104.3 "Out of the Box" host, Jonathan Clarke, both have blogs on the website.
Celebrity features and covers
Featured Celebrities: In addition to Long Island Mom, Dina Lohan, the Boulevard has featured Dr. Max Gomez, formerly of NBC News, Rock Legend Joan Jett, Money Man Steve Forbes, Stylist Clinton Kelly, Singer Chaka Kahn, Lordes, Mayheim Poets, Beverly Mitchell, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Kathy Griffin, Geoffrey Holder, Cousin Brucie, Ben Vereen, Nancy & Ann Wilson, Frank Gifford, The Counting Crows Adam Duritz, Bill Evans, Ed Begley, Jr., Daryl Hannah, T. Boone Pickens, Danica McKellar, Dee Snider
- October 2006 Dina Lohan
- December 2006 Dr. Max Gomez
- February 2007 Joan Jett
- April 2007 Clinton Kelly
- June 2007 Laura Bell Bundy
- August 2007 Susan Lucci
- October 2007 Steven Van Zandt
- December 2007 David Hyde Pierce
- February 2008 Jay Leno
- April 2008 Tamara Tunie
- June 2008 Joe Gannascoli, Tony Darrow
- August 2008 Anthony Michael Hall
- October 2008 Good Morning America's Sam Champion
- December 2008 Actress Julia Ormond
- February 2009 James Taylor
- April 2009 Melora Hardin
- June 2009 Rock of Ages
- August 2009 Regina King
- October 2009 Bill Maher
- December 2009 Sandra Lee
- February 2010 Ana Ortiz
- May 2010 Beth Stern
- July 2010 Green Day
- September 2010 Selita Ebanks
- November 2010 Dr. Oz
- December 2010 Bobby Flay
- March 2011 Michelle Rodriguez
The Boulevard typically hosts a Cover party in New York City or Long Island every other month. The parties are featured in the following issue of the magazine. Additionally, the magazine and its parties have been featured in the Daily News Page Six, Liz Smith, Newsday, the Post and several online media and radio outlets.
The Boulevard magazine was originally oversized pages as a newspaper. The magazine shrank to the conventional 8x10.5 in 2006.