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The Life and Death of a Once Great Newspaper

Tom Allon | Posted 12.08.2016 | Media
Tom Allon

Out of the depths of a scary stock market crash in 1987 emerged a salmon colored weekly newspaper, The New York Observer, that animated and chronicled...

Get Ready For The New York Observer To Become Trump's Garbage Tribune

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics

If you think about the storied history of the New York Observer ― which since 1987 has been one of New York City’s best-read weekly newspapers ―...

Donald Trump Is Not Anti-Semitic, Jewish Son-In-Law Insists

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s critics have him all wrong, insists his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Kushner, the 35-year-old publisher of the New York Observer who id...

New York Observer Political Reporter Quits The Morning After Donald Trump Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Observer national political reporter Ross Barkan resigned Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after the weekly newspaper owned ...

New York Observer Editor Doesn’t Regret Involvement With Donald Trump’s AIPAC Speech

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.04.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Observer Editor Ken Kurson read and provided input on a draft of Donald Trump’s speech last month to a pro-Israel lobbying grou...

Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

Report: Trump-Tied Paper Asked Ice Cream Shop Manager To Write Pro-Trump Piece

The New York Times | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Bill Gifford was managing an ice cream shop in Maplewood, N.J., last summer when a customer, Ken Kurson, the editor of The New York Observer, came in ...

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

As someone who has often found fault with The New York Times in the past, I can tell you that Ken Kurson's cover story in the Observer today does not reflect the reality of the paper I read every day.

New York Observer's Cover Tribute To Peter Kaplan

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The New York Observer dedicated its cover on Wednesday to its longtime former editor Peter Kaplan, following Kaplan's death on Friday at the age of 59...

New York Observer Names New Chief | Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

It will come as something short of a surprise to those who follow the Manhattan media scene that The New York Observer has picked a new editor....

Influential New York Newspaper Endorses Romney

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The New York Observer, an influential weekly newspaper covering Manhattan media, politics, real estate, and culture, endorsed Republican presidential ...

NYO Editors Depart After Alleged Disagreement | Posted 10.06.2012 | Media

Aaron Gell, the newly appointed editor of The New York Observer, has hit the ground running. In the paper's regular Friday editorial meeting, Gell,...

Elizabeth Spiers Leaving New York Observer, Executive Editor Aaron Gell To Replace Her

Observer | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

The Observer Media Group announced today that editor-in-chief and editorial director Elizabeth Spiers is leaving her post at the end of August to laun...

Failing Upward: An Interview With the Indispensable George Gurley

David Coggins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

His dispatches from the front lines of New York society evolved into reportage of Gurley's own exploits in boîtes he patronized until he stumbled home, or was ejected, with his dignity in disarray.

Michael Calderone

Facebook Co-Founder Considers Buying The New Republic | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is a candidate to buy the New Republic, according to sources familiar with the matter. A deal has not yet...

Michael Calderone

Will Anyone Buy Influential D.C. Magazine? | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Republic is on the market once again. But so far, its unclear if any media companies are interested in buying the influential, alb...

The New York Observer Bids To Go National

Capital New York | Sheila O'Malley | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

The 25-year-old weekly newspaper is considering spinning off a nationally focused website, and will increase the size of the full-time editorial staff...

New York Times Staff Cuts: Longtime Editors Take Buyouts

The New York Observer | Posted 02.19.2012 | Media

IN MID-OCTOBER, a memo was sent out to all New York Times editorial staffers, from recently-installed Times executive editor Jill Abramson, managing e...

Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams In Talks To Partner New York Observer and Mediaite

Adweek | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

Dan Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and the Abrams Media Network, and Jared Kushner, the owner of the New York Observer, have been in talks that have ...

Rich Hil 'Really Sad' About Observer Profile

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 11.12.2011 | Style

Last month, the Observer profiled Tommy Hilfiger's 21-year-old rapper son who goes by the moniker "Rich Hil." In the Observer's highly entertaining...

Warren Buffett Chief Of Staff's Business Card: 'You Don't Call Me. I Call You'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

Yesterday was Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett's birthday. And while the 81-year-old's public perception is that of an affable billionaire, his c...

Michael Calderone

New York Media Startup Gets Big Investment, Hires Reporters | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Capital New York, a website that promises to show readers “how New York works,” will soon have several more reporters working for it....

Airplane Banner: 'Thanks For The Downgrade. You Should All Be Fired'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a ba...