“Ah, this is going to be fun,” posted Nick Denton when Cityfile went live in 2008.
Among the information contained in the site’s 2,000-plus profiles: the Gawker czar’s own middle name—“Guido.”
He was duly impressed. And he seems not to have forgotten.
Cityfile went from fun Web diversion to serious Read More
Nick Denton has fired Gawker editor in chief Gabriel Snyder and acquired Cityfile, along with Cityfile founder Remy Stern.
The Awl has two in-house memos heralding the changes, which apparently went out one minute apart.
In Denton’s announcement of the Cityfile purchase, he writes:
The company is making its Read More
Since its inception, the gossip Web site Cityfile has been buying the domain names of powerful New Yorkers, accumulating more than 100 names, including those of Bruce Wasserstein, Jonathan Tisch and Kelly Cutrone. (When a someone tries to go to ronaldlauder.com or richieakiva.com, they are directed to Cityfile‘s profiles of the billionaire and the nightclub Read More
This past weekend, The New York Times‘ ‘City’ section featured a story by Caroline H. Dworin headlined Suddenly, Souvenirs, about promotional paperweights and newspaper boxes for the late New York Sun, which remain like memento mori throughout the city after the paper folded in September.
Writes Ms. Dworin:
Perhaps those who Read More