HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US — WE’RE 89!
Today, April 22, 2010 is the Canarsie Courier’s 89th birthday. While we’re not having a gala celebration (that will come in 11 years), the publishers, editors and staff are, nonetheless, excited to be part of one of the city’s oldest newspapers — weekly or otherwise — that has served five generations of residents from Canarsie and surrounding communities for nine decades. Most of us will be glad to live that long!
For the Courier’s golden anniversary in 1971, the opening line of an editorial read: “From moonshine to the moon landing...we haven’t missed a beat.”
As we proudly blow our own horn today, we can boldly state that from then through the first decade of the new millennium, we haven’t missed a deadline because we know our old and new readers look forward to finding the paper to be on newsstands every Thursday morning or, shortly thereafter, in mailboxes.
We also can boast that we have improved with age. Though the names in the masthead change every so often, our logo has remained virtually intact through the paper’s history.
We currently edit, print and publish the newspaper with the latest technological advances to provide the best quality newspaper possible.
The Canarsie Courier has remained a successful community newspaper since 1921 because of the people involved. And not just the staff, which does its best to provide quality journalism, top-notch production and service to our advertisers, but also because of a constant loyal readership that has helped nurture it through the years.
Join us in celebrating our birthday. We hope we can continue serving you for another 89 years! Sincerely, The Publishers and Staff