Anton Media Group has taken great pride in covering this unique community through our weekly newspaper, The Roslyn News, which was founded back in 1877—and now through our website, www.roslyn-news.com, as well.
With the inaugural launch of Roslyn Magazine, we’re looking to feature even more wonderful aspects about this storied town with a heritage that has always been something residents have taken pride in.
History is a given when you speak about Roslyn. Mara Bollettieri writes about the homes erected by famed developer William Levitt in the Roslyn Country Club section that are disappearing under the wrecking ball. Equally impressive is Juliet Freudman’s profile of Irving Roth, a Holocaust survivor who travels the world to tell his story so that no one ever forgets. Roslyn today is highlighted with Alexandra Civorelli’s overview of fantastic restaurants including Besito, Bryant & Cooper, MP Taverna and Hendrick’s Tavern as well as Juliet’s story about the wealth of programs offered by the JCC that cater to age groups ranging from infants to senior citizens.
Longtime Roslyn News Editor Joe Scotchie digs deep into the well of talent that’s emerged from Roslyn by writing profiles on famous names from the worlds of literature (best-selling author Michael Crichton, Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral), music (lyricist Hal David), politics (William Cullen Bryant, Congressman Ken Hechler) and sports writing (Stan Isaacs, Gerald Eskenazi, Allison Danzig). Joe contributes another piece focusing on homegrown star athletes including Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Joe Lettera, cross-country track runner Emily Lipari, top scorer George Beamon and current Bulldogs gridiron signal-caller Adam Combs. Joe also has a story about the historic Ellen E. Ward Clock Tower, a Roslyn landmark that I was involved with helping restore back in 2006, when a time capsule containing 65 items was placed inside—one of which was a copy of The Roslyn News.
As you can see, there’s plenty to dive into as we scratch the surface of what makes this community so wonderful.
Angela Susan Anton