RADIUS Magazine Debuts

Newark-Based Publication Celebrates the 'Best of Brick City'

Nov 19, 2013, 13:13 ET from RADIUS Magazine

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban renaissance comes in many different shapes and sizes. For the city of Newark, it originated in its hardscrabble residential neighborhoods and blossomed thanks to major investments in business, sports, entertainment, education and the arts. The next step in the "Brick City Revival" is RADIUS, a new consumer lifestyle publication that celebrates the past, present and future of Newark.

RADIUS will publish four times a year, offering an editorial mix that includes feature stories, profiles, interviews, photography, sports and entertainment previews, and an innovative urban dining guide aimed at a suburban audience. RADIUS brings readers inside the city's culture and history, while highlighting its many undiscovered gems—from art galleries to jazz clubs to one-of-a-kind neighborhood shops and restaurants.

"A decade ago, only the most intrepid of travelers embraced the city and everything it had to offer," recalls RADIUS publisher Paul Profeta. "Now, people all over the region are taking ownership of Newark as 'their city.' I cannot begin to express how pleased I am to see how attitudes have turned around. RADIUS will only accelerate that process."

Profeta is a longtime business leader in Newark, and a member of the Rutgers Business School's Board of Advisers. He is also the founder of the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation, which partnered with Rutgers Business School to launch or expand minority-owned businesses in Newark. Over the past few years, Profeta has both supported and spearheaded innovative business development initiatives in the city, creating powerful connections that led to the genesis of RADIUS.

"The companies that have joined me in making major investments in the city jumped right on board when they heard about RADIUS," Profeta says, adding that many have made a multiyear financial commitment to the magazine by joining the magazine's Founder's Club.

RADIUS begins publication as a quarterly with a circulation of just over 50,000, primarily in the suburbs surrounding the city. A supporting web site (www.radius-newark.com) launches simultaneously and will serve as a hub of information for the city's art, sports, dining and cultural scene.

For more information, call (973) 325-1300 or email editor@radius-newark.com. A list of RADIUS Magazine's founding supporters can be found on Page 2 of the premiere issue, which is posted in convenient flip form on the RADIUS web site.