Rival New York tabloids will be working within blocks of one another in 2013.
The New York Daily News office space in lower Manhattan was damaged during Hurricane Sand, so staffers have been working out of the paper's printing plant in New Jersey since November. According to Crain's, the paper signed a short-term lease with a building in midtown Manhattan, putting them within three blocks of the Post.
The Daily News plans to return to its previous downtown space within a couple of months, but will reportedly have a midtown location through June. Shortly after the hurricane, Daily News owner Mort Zuckerberg told reporters that the paper might not return to its downtown office space for a year, citing the extensive damage. However the paper's publisher expects to return to 4 New York Plaza within a couple of months.
Hurricane Sandy did not only displace the Daily News. The previously titled Newsweek/Daily Beast West Side officers were also damaged, which caused some staffers to work out of the Met Life building in midtown Manhattan.