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.
I was a drunk. A 29 year-old out degenerate by night, a hung over school teacher by day, at a prestigious upper west side school, no less. I’d had another all-nighter and wound up on my friend Doug’s veranda in the East Village at six o’clock in the morning with derelicts like myself. Sunk into […]
-1- Once upon a time, there existed a New York City economy where a young person fresh out of college could, with a straight face, think in terms of “building a career.” Imagine such optimism. The notion of “career” seems so trite now, forty-plus years on, so immaterial, in this age of downsizing, outsourcing, off-shoring. […]
Stepping outside the slightly threadbare art deco hotel lobby—which I refused to perceive as anything but Busby Berkeley glamorous—I melded into the midtown throng. While no one looked like Holly Golightly, I was not going to be disappointed on my first day in New York City. Not if I had any say in the matter. […]