Friday, December 16, 2016

The New York Times



When I moved to New York 4.5 years ago I had no idea where my life would take me. I never imagined it would land me in a full-page article in the lead story of The New York Times Real Estate section....

A few months ago I got word that there was a New York Times reporter working on a story about adults in New York City living with "fake" walls. Without thinking twice, I sent her an email with a few sentences about my apartment, my roommates, and our living situation. Days later she hosted a 30-minute phone interview, and a week after that a photographer knocked on my door to shoot the place!

Even then, after the interview process, the follow-up questions, the fact checking, the intro to other editors, the photo shoot, I STILL knew my chances were slim. I'm a publicist after all. Too often have I gotten my hopes up for big coverage for a client only to be let down. I wasn't going to be fooled. I pictured a small story on the digital site, with maybe a quote or two from me, and a slide show with my wall at the end...

So, you can imagine my surprise when I saw the long, detailed, article featuring me last Friday when the .com article was published. Then a second round of shock on Sunday morning when I opened the paper!

Very honored to have been chosen for this story, regardless of the content (and my unique living situation). Thank you so much, Jaclyn Peiser, and the incredible team at The New York Times who made my NYC dreams come true last weekend.

Disclosure: I'm not sure anyone in NY was even able to read the story in print because I bought out all the news stands and bodegas. Oops!

Read the article here: Roommates Divide and Conquer With Temporary Walls

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