Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A familiar Voice returning to Cooper Square


[EVG photo from October]

The Village Voice, which ceased its print edition last September, is returning to its longtime former home at 36 Cooper Square.

Per The Real Deal, who first reported on this move:

The publication occupied the building from 1991 to 2013, with a space ultimately spanning four floors.

As the staff shrunk and it stuttered financially, the Voice decamped for the Financial District, where it took 12,000 square feet at Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 80 Maiden Lane.

Grace Church School has since taken much of the Voice’s old space on Cooper Square, but the media company is grabbing 5,860 square feet across part of two floors, a shadow of its former self.

The Voice's staff of 25 is expected to move in some time this spring, according to TRD.

12 comments:

Cosmo said...

What a serendipitous photo!

cmarrtyy said...

It feels good. Like a returning soldier. Welcome back. I'm waving a flag.

Anonymous said...

Since the Village Voice ceased its print publication last September, they have not picked up the red plastic newspaper boxes which are strewn all over Manhattan. Why aren't they responsible for removing these eyesores, most of which are now filled up with garbage? There ought to be a law which forces them to pick up all of these boxes!

Anonymous said...

Back where they belong! Yes!

Scuba Diva said...

At 6:14, Anonymous said:

Since the Village Voice ceased its print publication last September, they have not picked up the red plastic newspaper boxes which are strewn all over Manhattan. Why aren't they responsible for removing these eyesores, most of which are now filled up with garbage? There ought to be a law which forces them to pick up all of these boxes!

I've been noticing them disappearing gradually—maybe not on your time frame, but someone is removing them.

Anonymous said...

What's all this welcome back? Well, actually they were somewhere else before becoming corporatized over at Cooper, I believe, around Christopher @ Sheridan Square. Why not move them there, in a sweet little cubby above Stonewall that can seat 25.

me said...

nostalgia? please. that thing they publish now bears no resemblance to the real village voice.

Anonymous said...

They should expand local coverage - there is a real gap without gothamist and DNAinfo.

Anonymous said...

I have one of those red plastic newspaper boxes at home. Slowly being restored...

Anonymous said...

Yes Me@8:57 AM let's not fool ourselves that the current Village Voice bears any resemblance to the glory days of the VV. The best thing that could happen is for the VV to die a peaceful death and keep the memory of it once was and once meant to many of us free from the stain of what it has morphed into.

Scuba Diva said...

At 8:31 AM, Anonymous said:

What's all this welcome back? Well, actually they were somewhere else before becoming corporatized over at Cooper, I believe, around Christopher @ Sheridan Square. Why not move them there, in a sweet little cubby above Stonewall that can seat 25.

The first home of the VOICE was on Greenwich Avenue, about a block west of 6th avenue, in a narrow townhouse that's still there. Tried to find a picture online just now, but came up empty-handed.

Anonymous said...

Village Voice used to be cutting edge for politics. Remember the days of Alexander Cockburn and Robert Friedman? Groundbreaking, REAL reporting. Now its MSM sludge at its worst- just soft porn, useless idiot troll material not worth packing paper.
Called them about doing gratis coverage of Iraq War and they didnt see how they could "make it fit" into their scene. (This was back when Iraq was #1 story and almost nobody could get into that country so it would have been exclusive stuff).
W/ news judgement like that? they deserve to go down. Guess transgender toilet rights are a hotter item WW3. lolol