Cottages and Gardens Publications, which currently publishes Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (HC&G), Connecticut Cottages and Gardens (CC&G) and Westchester Cottages and Gardens (WC&G), has announced the launch of New York Cottages and Gardens March 2012.
NYC&G will publish five issues in 2012, two in the spring and three in the fall, beginning with the March/April issue.
The total circulation of 40,000 will include a redistribution of WC&G, which will be folded into NYC&G. It will be distributed in upscale luxury apartment buildings, design-industry buildings, high-end retail outlets, real estate offices and showrooms.
The idea for the new publication was hatched at a dinner following HC&G’s Innovation in Design Awards this summer, when judge Vicente Wolf asked when the magazine was 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," wrote CEO/Publication Director Marianne Howatson in her most recent letter. " 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 goto 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 ultramodern house overlooking Long Island Sound to a pre-Revolutionary mansion in the Hudson Valley," said Howatson.