In the beginning, I was a recent college grad still clinging to my Cornell days by hanging around Ithaca, New York and working for the Town of Ithaca Planning Department. It was a fantastic experience, and provided me with intimate knowledge of interesting local news to blog about. I was lucky enough to write about rails-to-trails conversions, scenic view preservation, housing demand, and waterfront redevelopment in Ithaca with some authority.
As that experience came to a close in December 2011, I began to shift the focus of my articles to New York City – the next great frontier that I hoped to conquer in writing, and in real life. I find it particularly fortuitous that my last topical post was about Bryant Park, as I will be beginning a job with the Bryant Park Corporation in mid-May.
I am grateful to GSP for giving me the opportunity to publish so much original work to the Internet, thus providing something to come up in a Google search for “Nina Coveney” other than a goofy photo of me from high school. In all seriousness, I will be able to apply the skills I’ve gained in blogging and online marketing for a long time to come. Understanding what it takes to create an effective social media presence is worthwhile for any personal or business venture.
For this, I thank Global Site Plans and especially our editor-in-chief Renée van Staveren, who always kept me on track and offered fantastic support and feedback on my writing. In addition, thank you to all the readers and thoughtful commenters who make our efforts worth it!
Until next time!