In response to a board member’s request for regular reports about the management of the park, the staff at Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership decided to institute a weekly newsletter. MidCity News made its debut on November 27, 1995 and has continued to be published every week since then.
Previously, board members learned about the progress and achievements of our organizations via annual financial reports and, in the case of 34th Street, a short-lived “Shop Talk” newsletter. We quickly realized that a newsletter with wider release was a great way to connect with the public and draw in a wider range of visitors from throughout the city. MidCity News began with modest numbers, but now our subscriber list has grown to over 20,000, from every corner of the globe.
|Photo: Angelito Jusay.|
This is an excerpt from Bryant Park's weekly newsletter, MidCity News, written by Terry Benoit. MidCity News keeps park enthusiasts informed about our events, milestones, operations, and all of the detailed maintenance work that goes into caring for the park. Weekly updates are sent with our sister organization 34th Street Partnership.
You can view this week's edition of MidCity News online, or sign up to receive it in your inbox.