On the Passing of Helen Gurley Brown
By NYC.gov - AUG. 13, 2012
“Today New York City lost a pioneer who reshaped not only the entire media industry, but the nation’s culture. She was a role model for the millions of women whose private thoughts, wonders and dreams she addressed so brilliantly in print. She was a quintessential New Yorker: never afraid to speak her mind and always full of advice. She pushed boundaries and often broke them, clearing the way for younger women to follow in her path. I was honored to be her friend and know how deeply she cared about the City she called home. We will miss her, but her impact on our culture and society will live on forever.”
Chairman of the Serpentine Gallery in London, UK
IN MIKE'S WORDS
The arts play a vital role in bringing new energy to cities – along with new visitors and more economic activity.
Increasing access to arts and culture is essential to improving lives in cities everywhere.
Support for the arts is about connecting people with culture by making it as accessible to the greatest number of people.