Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Empire state of mind.

I bought a one-way plane ticket yesterday. With any luck, and if I don't get detained for suspicious one-way activity, I'll be arriving in New York City on May 27, 2010.

I am so thrilled to announce that I'll be joining the Draftfcb NYC media team on June 1, a group of folks who have taken to chewing gum and winning Media Plan of the Year awards. And they're all out of gum.

New York is in my blood; my great-grandfather Veisel (son of) Beio arrived on Ellis Island from Albania, paving the way for my my paternal grandparents, who grew up on the Lower East Side. My maternal grandfather went to high school in Williamsburg. Both of my parents grew up on Long Island. Currently, I have various assorted cousins, aunt, uncles, and grandparents all over Brooklyn, Long Island, the Catskills and Buffalo. It only feels right that I give New York a whirl.

I'll be living in Dumbo and working in Herald Square - I'm always down for a drink and a chat, so please don't be shy.

I'm a very lucky so-and-so to be starting a new chapter of my life in another great city and couldn't be more excited about it. I'll miss you, Chicago. Hello, New York!


  1. As a native New Yorker, writing at this moment from LGA, let me say: Congratulations, LMJ! We will miss you terribly but -- good news for me -- I travel to NY with some frequency. See you there! -- Steve

  2. Aw, thanks Steve! Please do give me a holler when you're in the office, it will be nice to have a friendly face to grab lunch with!

    Thanks again :)


  3. This post shines a light not only on why you'd be looking for someone to take your apartment, but also two things I've been wondering:

    1) the origin of your last name.

    2) why your "just going to New York, yeah, for a day, you know" while you shrugged sounded so unconvincing last time we met at Likemind. Interviewing out of town is always awkward.

    It's like it's all coming into place now!

  4. Ha! I knew you weren't buying that. Yeah, I was looking around, but my DFCB people took care of me... they are pretty awesome. Stoked to be staying in the family. Hope to see you Friday at Likemind!

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  6. congratulations jen! just so you know, i'm holding you responsible for starting an NYC outpost of hustle & flowcharts while i hold down the fort in chicago. remember to teach them our song ("You down with CPPs? [Yeah You Know Me]") and secret password (although not so secret since i just posted it on the internets - "reach x frequency = GRPs.")

    best of luck!!!

  7. Hustle and flowcharts NYC edition, represent. And ZOMG I love the CPPs song. I'm karaoke-ing that, ASAP.

    <3 thank you!!!