GOOD GENES: Good magazine founder Ben Goldhirsh’s late father may have founded Inc. magazine, but Goldhirsh, 26, isn’t the only staffer with big paternal shoes to fill. Former second son Al Gore 3rd, a recent Harvard graduate, is Good’s associate publisher.
A mutual friend connected the two during the youngest Gore’s postgraduation job hunt, a spokeswoman said. The magazine’s entrepreneurial-idealist bent clearly has won mom and dad’s approval: In town for the magazine’s San Francisco party last Friday, the former vice president and Tipper mingled with reveling twentysomethings for three hours. A New York charity launch party is expected in early September, though the elder Gores are not expected to attend.
— Irin Carmon
DELIVERY ZONE: While The New York Times is crunching its local coverage into one multiregion weekly, the New York Daily News is beefing up its claim on the outer boroughs. The tabloid launched Queens and Brooklyn weeklies in May, with 32 pages of borough-specific news and features appearing on Tuesdays and 125,000 freestanding pullouts locally distributed two days later. Sources said a Bronx edition will follow by next month, with new hires to match. “We’re going to stick with our roots — and strengthen them — with our borough editions,” said a spokeswoman for the News. Of course, there are other incentives. “Advertisers love it,” she said.