November 2010

INSIDE THE NOVEMBER ISSUE… LETTERS TO OUR READERS Personal notes of welcome and thanks from the President and Editor of AVENUE. OH, WHAT A PARTY! While working for AVENUE magazine, photographer Mary Hilliard captured the people, the galas and the pouf dresses of the late ’80s as no one else did. In these pages, she opens up her archive to share her memories and era-defining images. JUDY PRICE’S AVENUE AVENUE’s founder tells the story about how it all began, and how she overcame some of the hurdles of starting a high-end magazine with enduring cachet. 35 ON THIRTY-FIVE Thirty-five of our favorite New Yorkers tell stories about nights and days from the last thirty-five years that left an indelible impression on them. Together, luminaries like Bob Colacello, Jay McInerney, Peggy Siegal, Nina Griscom, Alex Kuczynski, Richard Johnson and Donald Trump, plus many more, weave a tapestry of social history that includes some of the city’s greatest characters, as well as stories that have never been told about them, from the mid-’70s to the present day. THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT One more look back at where it all began: AVENUE‘s first cover.