Brooklyn Magazine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Brooklyn Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, PresidentBrian Braiker
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherMichael Bassik
FounderDaniel Stedman, Scott Stedman
Year founded2010
First issueSpring 2011
CompanyBrooklyn Magazine LLC
CountryUSA
Based inBrooklyn
LanguageEnglish
Websitebkmag.com
ISSN2473-6732
OCLC740015593

Brooklyn Magazine is an online news magazine, focusing on "New York’s most populous borough through the lens of culture, community, commerce, arts and leisure."[1] The company was bought by Michael Bassik and the website was launched in December 2020.[2] It was formerly an American glossy quarterly magazine and website celebrating the arts, fashion, and high-end culture of Brooklyn, New York.[3]

History[edit]

Brooklyn Magazine was founded by Northside Media Group (brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman, the same team behind the popular free alt-weekly L Magazine). Its editor-in-chief was Mike Conklin[4] and it shared most of its staff with The L.[5] Its first issue landed in the Spring of 2011. In June 2012, Northside Media Group re-launched the magazine's website. In addition to what appeared in print, BKmag.com featured web-only content, including blogs for Food and Style and Brooklyn Abridged, a comprehensive news feed for the borough. In September 2012 the website launched a special online-only issue dedicated to Brooklyn literature to coincide with the Brooklyn Book Festival.[6] The magazine ran into financial difficulties in 2018, and ceased producing a print version. The website was not updated between February 2019 and December 2020.[7]

The magazine was rebranded and launched an overhauled website in December 2020, under new ownership and management.[8]

Covers[edit]

Brooklyn Magazine's first cover star was Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt.[9] Subsequent covers have featured other Brooklynites of note, such as Emily Mortimer,[10] David Cross[11] and Olivia Thirlby.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About-Brooklyn Magazine". Brooklyn Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  2. ^ "Michael Bassik Leaves MDC to Resurrect Brooklyn Magazine and Sell Sprinkles". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  3. ^ "Brooklyn Life Abound Noticed". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  4. ^ Stoeffel, Kat. "'New Yorker' Writers Are 'Brooklyn' Writers Too! The Self-Loathing Gentrifier and Friends Launch Borough Glossy". Observer. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  5. ^ "Regional magazine for Brooklyn dwellers launched this week - inVocus Media Blog". Vocus.com. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  6. ^ "The Essential Guide to Brooklyn Literature in 2012 | Features | Brooklyn Magazine". Bkmag.com. 2012-09-20. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  7. ^ "Brooklyn Magazine Owner Owes Freelancers Thousands: Williamsburgh Greenpoint Patch". 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  8. ^ "Michael Bassik Leaves MDC to Resurrect Brooklyn Magazine and Sell Sprinkles". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  9. ^ "a forgotten asteroid: michael pitt for brooklyn magazine". B612-austin.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  10. ^ "Portroids: Portroid in Brooklyn Magazine!". Portroids.blogspot.com. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  11. ^ "David Cross Interview with Brooklyn Magazine". SwipeLife. 2012-04-04. Archived from the original on 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  12. ^ "Olivia Thirlby Interview for Brooklyn Magazine". SwipeLife. 2012-01-05. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-08-17.