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 hated the cold walking west on 58th street, 1am on January 20th. The freezing currents had a way of trapezing down from steel cut condos, making the walls of my nostrils suddenly raw. My arms crossed themselves as I braced my way toward 10th Avenue. I had been in New York for several months, […]
My first encounter with the Pelham Parkway neighborhood took place in my mid-teens, around 1970, when my grandparents moved to a building at Lydig and Wallace. Most of the Jews in the Bronx were moving to Co-op City or the suburbs, but Pelham Parkway was very likely the last of the old-fashioned Jewish immigrant neighborhoods […]
When I think of my dad, I think of the stories he’s told me. What he knows and what he wants me to know. I think of the time at Friendly’s when he etched the web of our ancestors onto a napkin. Patrick to Matthew, Edward and Agnes and Teresa and Mary, and at the […]