When New York Press shut down last month to make way for a revived Our Town Downtown, The Observer wondered what would become of the hundreds of kelly green Press boxes dotting lower Manhattan. Standing side-by-side with the red graffiti’d Village Voice boxes, they were a visual reminder that print newspapers do still exist. Would they Read More
As has been rumored for weeks, Manhattan Media is shutting down the New York Press and reviving Our Town Downtown, starting September 1. The weekly publication–a magazine/community newspaper hybrid, according to the press release–will focus on news, politics, real estate and the arts in lower Manhattan. A 20,000 copy run will be circulated Read More
If there is one hire that signifies the changing of the guard moment we’re witnessing in the New York media scene, I’d argue it’s the Village Voice‘s hiring of Harry Siegel, which they announced yesterday afternoon.
Siegel will be their new city columnist and is taking over the space filled, admirably, by Read More
Manhattan Media, owner of New York Press, announced today that it has bought Dan’s Papers, the free Hampton’s weekly, from Brown Publishing.
The eponymous Dan Rattiner will remain the paper’s president and editor-in-chief. When Brown Publishing filed for bankruptcy in May, Mr. Rattiner assured readers that his paper wasn’t going anwhere
“Brown’s bankruptcy Read More
If you picked up the New York Press this week and noticed that it’s a little heavier than usual, that’s because you’re holding the paper’s annual "Best of Manhattan" issue.
Among the many, many categories listed—including, Media Mob is proud to announce, Best Mash-Up of NY Observer Trends—is an entry for Best Used Read More
In May, Manhattan Media, publishers of the New York Press, City Hall, and other local New York papers, acquired 02138 and announced plans to reposition the Harvard lifestyle magazine.
Today, another release touts several hires at the magazine. George Lois, creator of Esquire‘s most iconic magazine covers of the 1960s and Pentagram’s Read More
On Tuesday, The New York Press ran a short item on its web site reporting that had a strike involving Village Voice staffers had been averted. It was a small story, but the Press owned it from start to finish. Today, The New York Times ran a brief in its Arts section.
Here’s Read More
The New York Press is reporting today that the workforce at the Village Voice is contemplating a strike over "proposed cuts in healthcare coverage."
"We are adamant that there won’t be any givebacks here,” said Tom Robbins, Voice legend and de-facto spokesman for the Voice‘s incredibly strong union, represented by United Auto Workers Read More
New York Press editor David Blum explained his decision to fire real estate publicist Kelly Kreth from her job as the weekly paper’s sex columnist.
"It was a column that was intended to be and was a specific narrative of her experience, but ultimately it wasn’t to my taste," Mr. Blum said over the phone. Read More
Real-estate-publicist-turned-sex-columnist Kelly Kreth has been fired from her job at the New York Press after only four months, The Observer‘s Real Estate blog reports.