‘The Villager’ Website is Disappearing, Now Completely Merged with amNY

Posted on: January 30th, 2020 at 5:06 am by

The Villager has been reduced to a subsection of a commuter paper.

As reported, parent company Schneps Media purchased amNY back in September, which shook up the newsroom at The Villager. Fallout from the reorganization included the departure of longtime editor-in-chief, Lincoln Anderson (who later started The Village Sun publication).

“[Schneps] saw overlaps between amNY and The Villager, and they have an editor that they have worked with for several years who they regard highly, and they just wanted him to edit the whole thing,” Anderson told us in an email last fall.

The first real evidence of this change appeared earlier this month. New stories on the Villager website ceased; the most recent article is dated January 15. Instead, the Twitter handle pushes pieces on amNY with a URL to match. And soon, their website will cease to exist, instead forwarding to amNY.

The following was posted yesterday:

The online home of The Villager, Chelsea Now, Downtown Express and Manhattan Express newspapers, thevillager.com, has been merged into the online home of amNewYork Metro, amny.com.

Combining the two sites allows for greater visibility of the great stories published in the weekly Manhattan newspapers, and provides a one-stop shop for all your local news.

Our team is still in the process of uploading all previously published stories on thevillager.com to amny.com — as the archives date back many years. When that is completed, those who type in thevillager.com will be automatically redirected to amny.com.

Digital editions of The Villager and its related papers will also be made available on AMNY.com.

And you can find all of our stories in print every Thursday wherever you pick up The Villager, Chelsea Now, Downtown Express and Manhattan Express.

Recent Stories

21 Pell Street Awarded Grant for New Chinatown Programming

Some funds are headed to 21 Pell Street. In April, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council awarded the program with $4,500, monies that will be used to support and expand the free community programming in Chinatown. Founded by legendary late photographer Corky Lee, 21 Pell Street showcases the talent and contributions of Asian Americans through photo […]

Poolside Facebook Pics Ensnare Wanted Clinton Street Road Rage Shooter

The suspect wanted in connection with a stray-bullet shooting that injured a 75-year-old woman on Clinton Street was arrested this week in Florida thanks to some Facebook photos. Detectives identified, then came across photos of Bronx resident Carlyle Herring, 42, lounging poolside with palm trees in the background. They then scoured his profile for clues […]

Alife Shuts Down After 22 Years on the Lower East Side

Alife, the seminal streetwear brand born on the Lower East Side, is closing its flagship store on Rivington Street and leaving the neighborhood. The shutter draws a curtain on more than two decades of retail in the neighborhood. Alife’s General Manager Treis Hill revealed the news on Instagram late-day yesterday, thanking everyone “that helped make […]

GovBall Announces Return with Fall Lineup at Citi Field

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the return of live music. Finally. The 10th Anniversary of the Governors Ball Music Festival is coming back for a special fall iteration. It’s set to take place Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 at the Citi Field complex in Queens – a switch […]

City Postpones Certification of Controversial SoHo/NoHo Rezoning

Monday afternoon, the City postponed its vote to certify the Mayor’s proposed SoHo/NoHo (and Chinatown) rezoning, with no new date given. The sudden action came on the heels of the New York Supreme Court denial of a restraining order to stop same. Several neighborhood groups had sued the city on Friday to halt the controversial […]