Village Voice Departs Cooper Square for FiDi
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Billboard above the Bowery, 2008
The Village Voice is no longer part of the neighborhood it once represented so well. Apparently the failing newspaper vacated 36 Cooper Square last Friday after two decades, and has since relocated offices even further downtown. As in the Financial District. Quite fitting given its nascent corporate status and highly-public exodus of its most valued writing talent.
According to an article in The Villager this week, the Village Voice is now operating on the 21st floor of 80 Maiden Lane. Wall Street, bitches. The news comes three months after Bedford + Bowery broke the story, and a year since rumors started swirling.
What little brand power the paper still had was, in part, invested in that Cooper Square building, its headquarters since 1991.