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November 1, 2004

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To sum up the new New York Magazine: Outstanding. Thanks for making such pleasurable and practical changes to an already essential read.
—Ashley Cross, Manhattan

Who said there was anything wrong with the magazine’s old format? In many places throughout the new “Strategist” section, the typeface seems smaller and difficult to read. And why does it say “Why” before each product description in “Best Bets”? It’s annoying. However, on a positive note, I did like the addition of the “Real Estate” and “Travel” sections.
—Sherri Heller, Ardsley, N.Y.

While I have happily subscribed to New York Magazine for a few years now, since the editorial changes have begun I have gone from liking the magazine to loving it. The pages look and read better, and overall they are becoming more sexy, creating a magazine worthy of sharing the name of New York. I am looking forward to the changes to come.
—Mike Texier, Manhattan

I like the new format, direction, graphics, and approach very much. The new New York is even better than I had hoped. Except for one thing—the articles are too lengthy. I quickly reach a point of exasperation and stop reading. Kudos, applause, and laurels for revamping and reviving the magazine, but the overlong word count is not at all reader-friendly.
—Patricia Linden, Manhattan

Revamp, change, update all you want, but please don’t ever, ever touch my crossword puzzle! I have been solving Maura Jacobson’s work for over 25 years.
—Eileen McKillop, Mineola, N.Y.

Forever Changed
I would like to thank Greg Williams for a story that puts a human face on what might otherwise have been just a brief traffic report on the local news [“Crash,” October 4]. Nearly a month to the day after Theresa Sareo was struck by a car making an illegal U-turn, I was also involved in a motor-vehicle accident, in which I suffered a severe spinal-cord injury. I, too, have encountered those who told me what an inspiration I could be when I felt less than inspired, the so-called friends who had disappeared, and the dreadful realization that I am now disabled and that my life will never be the same. The most important advice that Ms. Sareo, myself, and other victims should embrace is to count on those who believe in us, discount those who don’t, understand that we may have lost some part of ourselves but never who we are, and, in Ms. Sareo’s case, to keep making beautiful music.
—Lauren Verlizzo, Plainview, N.Y.

Correction: In “Real Estate: Toxic Calm,” by Deborah Schoeneman (September 27), we reported that some residents of 515 Park Avenue believed fellow resident Richard Kramer had “brought mold upon himself by restructuring his ventilation system.” In fact, Kramer did not perform any such repairs or restoration.

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