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