Berton Miller recently retired from his New York advertising agency where, for almost 30 years, he served as president and creative director. Prior to founding his company, Bert was Features Editor of the Riverdale Press, Director of Public Relations for Adelphi University, and held senior creative posts in several advertising agencies. Born and raised in the Bronx, he wrote the main page one article for the inaugural issue of "Back in the Bronx" magazine and contributed several other pieces to that publication. Bert now lives in Manhattan and Sag Harbor with his wife, Ivy, and their Labrador Retreiver, Bravo.
It was night when we heard it, the air cold and chalky. We were returning home from a dinner party. Being around other couples had made us pleased with each other, our hands clasped inside his coat pocket. We moved to the sound and saw a tiny frog perched on a pile of discarded palm fronds on […]
We want to read your true New York City stories. We are interested in a wide variety of topics, including those involving deli meat, baby powder, and graffiti. We’re looking for essays that go beyond a quirky anecdote or a beautiful vignette. Tell us why this story—and this city—matters to you. Past truth-tellers have included Michael Cunningham, Tom Beller, Bryan […]
Rollo lived at the corner of Madison Street and Broadway. He was taller and stronger than my father. Rollo would lie down on a bench in his front yard and lift dumbbells every morning. His breathing was heavy, his forehead glistened with sweat. He had large arm muscles and a big chest. His hair was […]