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Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Coleman’

Crain’s 5boros Debut Highlights Pizza, Yoko Ono

The most intriguing aspect of “5Boro Pizza Tour,” one of the articles in this week’s Fall 2014 debut of quarterly print magazine Crain’s 5 Boros, is the author. The piece was written by Thrillist New York editor Andrew Zimmer as part of a special partnership with the new Crain’s consumer lifestyle publication.

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Ditto for “John Lennon Bus Visits 5 Boroughs.” In that case, the Web-only byline belongs to the founder and executive director of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Brian Rothschild.

Overseeing the spinoff, day-to-day, is Crain’s New York Business deputy managing editor Valerie Block. From this week’s launch announcement:

Crain’s 5boros, with an initial circulation of 25,000, will serve as a trail guide for urban explorers eager to discover the city’s new vibrancy. “5boros readers are supremely interested in pursuing their hometown more fully, from the little shop around the corner to the last stop on the subway map,” Crain’s New York Business and 5 Boros editor Glenn Coleman wrote in the premiere issue. “They are New Yorkers who embrace the ever-changing nature of the city’s five boroughs.”

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Crain’s New York Resorts to ‘Weiner Tip Jar’

There’s a funny item in today’s print edition of Crain’s New York Business. Editor Glenn Coleman explains that because the Anthony Weiner puns started to get out of hand (pun intended) in the newsroom, an age-old solution was instituted:

If someone uttered a Weiner pun, much less proposed writing it in a story or headline, they had to deposit 25 cents into what reporters immediately dubbed the “Weiner tip jar.”

“You know the word ‘tip’ could be considered a pun,” someone blithely noted. Quarter for the tip jar, several staffers sing-sung. “This is nuts.” ‘Nother quarter for the tip jar. We were at $2 lickety, um, $2.25 lickety-split.

By late last Friday, Coleman says the total was up to a surprisingly low $6.50. Still good for a couple of dork-namesakes in a bun. And extra points to Coleman for ending the online version of his item with a link to this Seinfeld clip.

Crain’s New York Editor is Fired

Xana Antunes, the Editor-in-Chief of Crain’s New York, has been fired. Talking Biz News reports that she has been replaced on a temporary basis by Glenn Coleman.

Jill Kaplan, Publisher of Crain’s New York, gave the following statement to Talking Biz:

Rance Crain, owner and editor-in-chief, made the decision he wanted and we needed a change in leadership for a shift in direction for Crain’s New York. We thank Xana for her contributions.

Antunes had been the publication’s editor since 2008.