Long Island Pulse stops beating, prints final edition for 13th anniversary

Long Island Pulse stops beating, prints final edition for 13th anniversary
Long Island Pulse Publisher Nada Marjanovich announced the end of the magazine in the July edition. (Photo courtesy of Long Island Pulse)

The beat won’t be going on for one Long Island publication who is ceasing production after 13 years.

Long Island Pulse celebrated its 13th anniversary with its farewell edition and a cover photo by Helena Palazzi on location in Anguilla. (Photo courtesy of Long Island Pulse)

Long Island Pulse Publisher Nada Marjanovich announced the magazine’s 13th anniversary edition would also be its last in the July edition, focusing on arts and culture with a cover shot from Anguilla by photographer Helen Palazzi.

“Many have tried their hands at the Long Island magazine game, yet ‘Pulse’ is the only one to have made it this far — not just as an islandwide title, but as one of the largest regional magazines in the country and one of the last standing privately owned independent titles,” Marjanovich wrote. “That has given us a unique podium from which to herald the attributes of those developing their respective iconography and the many things that make this place special.”

The magazine has published 136 editions in its run since 2005 with an office on Terry Street in Patchogue followed by a second office on Northern Boulevard in Roslyn.

The publication hosted the annual North Fork Summer Social on Sunday at The Vineyards at Aquebogue in Riverhead as its last hurrah, Marjanovich said, giving the community a chance to say goodbye to the regional publication that has focused on fashion, art, food and culture during its run with in-depth celebrity interviews and fine clothing spreads.

“This event benefits Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, where our most precious resources begin, the very stuff ‘Pulse’ has been dedicated to — Long Island’s next generations of artists, writers, designers, doctors, trendsetters, lawyers, rabble-rousers, teachers, poets and politicians…maybe even a publisher or two,” Marjanovich wrote of the farewell event.

The final edition was a fitting tribute to the baker’s dozen of years in publication, highlighting arts and culture with the annual “9 in Art” series, which features works from emerging regional artists, as well as a feature on printmaking and old master prints and a calendar of summer events.

In her farewell letter, Marjanovich said “a new island is calling,” and she will spend her time now focusing on bringing aid to Haiti — a cause she has been involved with since 2010.

Marjanovich has served as executive director of Haiti Air Ambulance, the only helicopter emergency medical service in the country for its 10.5 million people.

“The 13 years of publishing ‘Pulse’ have been a very big party, a dynamic, vibrant club where art, fashion and lifestyles converged,” Marjanovich wrote. “‘Pulse’ has been anything and everything it wanted to be, whenever it wanted, thanks to many who have come along to get it there. And now, it’s time for good friends to part lest we stay at the party too long.”

Reach reporter Amelia Camurati by email at [email protected], by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 215, or follow her on Twitter @acamurati.

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