8:08 am Apr. 5, 2012
Dear Capital friends,
We have exciting news! We have formed a partnership with our friends at Longform.org and, starting today, subscriptions to Capital New York feature stories will be available on their iPad app. We join Vice, which was just nominated for a National Magazine Award in the grand-prize "General Excellence" category and is also launching today, along with other excellent publications already available on the app including the New York Review of Books, GQ, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, The Awl, Arts & Letters Daily, and more.
Here's how it works: Download the app for $4.99 (the price of your typical morning coffee-and-bagel order). Touch the "+" sign on the upper left-hand corner and subscribe to Capital New York for free with a finger-tap on our logo in the pull-down list. And there you have it: a stream of our long-form articles chosen by our editors specifically for the Longform.org app. You can check out a screenshot of what it looks like above.
As Joe Pompeo previously reported, Longform.org launched in April 2010 as one of the growing breed of aggregators and social sites spreading multi-thousand-word journalism around the web. According to Max Linsky, who cofounded the site and coedits its content, Longform wanted to "to create a dedicated home for the best writing on the web, not just the couple of stories we feature everyday on Longform." Now that content has a home on the iPad.
Longform.org's platform offers a stripped-down, easy-to-read article view so you can enjoy reading our articles without needless distraction. Features are also available when you are offline, and don't have internet access, so keep us in mind next time you are waiting around at the airport or heading into the subway for a long ride. We make great travel reading.
On Longform.org's site, we also have a list of our Top 5 Classic New York stories that are available to read for free online. There was much deliberation over this list, since most of what we love isn't available in digital form, but we are delighted to dig up a few that are.
So check us out on Longform.org and the app. Let us know what you think!
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