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.
The week before I pried myself away from New York and moved to Japan to teach English, the New Yorker carried a tourism advertisement for the rural island where I’d be heading: “For travelers who have seen and experienced Tokyo, Kyoto, and other hot spots in Japan, and who are inclined to venture off the […]
Aunt Judy’s a teenager and my grandmother takes her shopping at Mays Department store in Downtown Brooklyn. Nana chooses the item she wants, then leans close to Judy. “Watch this.” Nana trumpets: “This is too expensive! I’m not paying this much!” A clerk says, “Ma’am, that’s the price.” “Oh, no! You’re not doing that to […]
“That’s it. I’ve had it.” Staring at the dirt encrusted window I made up my mind to cheer myself up. After September 11, 2001, my job relocated from a building overlooking the World Trade Center to the industrial center of Long Island City – the old Bloomingdale’s Warehouse on a concrete hill overlooking the Long […]