Letters to the Editor
Color Me Mad
I look forward to perusing your magazine every time I have to wait at the doctor’s office. Thanks, in particular, for reliably putting out the Best of Westchester issue every year. There is, however, one way in which your magazine seriously misleads its readers: its photographs of Westchester residents.
There are, in fact, quite a few people living in this county who do not trace their ancestry back to Europe. Why then did it take me 26 pages to spot a person of color in your magazine this morning? As I continued to flip through the pages, I failed to find a single depiction of a Hispanic person before the doctor was ready to see me. (I believe I was reading the June issue—the one with the cover that addresses why our taxes are so high.)
I am aware that yours is “an elegant and informative upscale lifestyle magazine” that “celebrates life in what is without question one of the most beautiful, affluent and vibrant counties in the world.” However, there are plenty of non-white people living in Westchester who enjoy—and consume—the finer things in life. It pains me to imagine what it must be like for them to thumb through Westchester Magazine.
I hope that Westchester Magazine will consider adding people of color to its pages in future issues.
Moira Mosco, Via email
Editor’s Response: We are well aware that Westchester County is more than 30 percent non-white, per the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, and we try to celebrate that diversity as much as we can and to the best of our abilities. We hope that you were most pleased by the cover of our August issue, which features the gorgeous Jaleene Rodriguez, business partner of Don Coqui restaurant in New Rochelle. We will continue to strive to represent all of our residents in the future.
Oops: In August’s article “Jean-Georges’s Escape,” Jean-Georges Vongerichten mentioned that he is friends with Peter Pratt. Since Peter Pratt is deceased, we assume he actually was referring to the executive
chef and proprietor of Peter Pratt’s Inn, Jonathan Pratt.
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