New York Magazine

New York Magazine is an American biweekly magazine with a particular emphasis on New York City. Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968 as a competitor to The New Yorker, it became more national in scope, publishing noteworthy articles on American culture by writers such as Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Nora Ephron, John Heilemann, Frank Rich, and Rebecca Traister.1

In its 21st-century incarnation the magazine has increasingly published political and cultural stories of national significance.

Since its redesign and relaunch in 2004, the magazine has won more National Magazine Awards than any other publication, including the 2013 award for Magazine of the Year. It was one of the first dual-audience “lifestyle magazines”, and its format and style have been emulated by some other American regional city publications.2

In 2009, its paid and verified circulation was 408,622, with 95.8% of that coming from subscriptions. Its websites—,, the Cut, and Grub Street—receive visits from more than 14 million users per month.3

In 2018, New York Media, the parent company of New York magazine, instituted a paywall for all its online sites.4


  1. Tom Wolfe Gives an Eyewitness Report of the Birth of ‘The New Journalism’↩︎
  2. New York Receives National Magazine Awards’ Top Prize↩︎
  3. ‘New York’ mag hires new online deputy, as traffic grows↩︎
  4. New York Magazine’s Sites Are Going Behind a Paywall↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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