Peter Bengelsdorf started Dependable Media in 2007 after a 35-year career in newspaper journalism and media development. He was Newsday's first editor for electronic services, helping to found and develop Newsday.com. He became the Web site's general manager, and later was director of publishing development, specializing in creating online benefits for home delivery subscribers. In 2006 he was instrumental in creating Newsday's replica edition. It made Newsday the first large-circulation newspaper to offer its home-delivery subscribers a substantial archive of back issues, including page images of all its editions and zones.
WHY "DEPENDABLE" MEDIA?
In the early 1920's, Peter's grandfather Simon, his brother Harry and their associate Elias Eichel came up with a name for their small business: the Dependable Printing Company. Dependable flourished through the 1960's, finally occupying part of an industrial building at Canal and Varick Streets in Manhattan. Dependable Media pays homage to the memory of Dependable Printing, typical of the enterprises that have sustained immigrant families in New York throughout the city's history.
IDIOMS IN THE NEWS
Unlike previous dictionaries of American idioms, this e-book is based on examples from news accounts.
It probes the mysteries of our peculiar expressions for the benefit of English learners as well as native speakers. Idioms in the News is available for all the most popular e-readers, tablets and computers.
IDIOMS IN THE NEWS VIDEO
Pilot video for Idioms in the News on the Web. Watch on Youtube
"WORLD OF PORT WASHINGTON" EXHIBIT
The photos and birthplaces of more than 500 people illustrated a community's diversity in an eight-foot-by-ten-foot display in the lobby of the Port Washington Public Library in April, 2012.
ArtSpan Web site for the artist Francisco Villagrán with an integrated video touching on highlights of his career.
"ADVICE TO NEWCOMERS"
A series of Web videos narrated by students in the Port Washington Library's English classes
"INTRODUCTION TO MACRO SCHEDULER"
A software tutorial for non-technical beginners (3 minutes).
Plus: Part 2, a sequel
Meeting the need for affordable assisted living
The deification of a classic Enfield bike in India
A personal memory of the 1939 World's Fair in Queens
"LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL"
Port Washington, May, 2009
"A FALL DAY IN EMILY'S GARDEN"
HD images in synch with Alexander C. Kafka's arrangement of Bach's Prelude in C