5 Years Later, ‘East Villager’ Newspaper Becomes ‘The Villager Express’

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 at 10:12 am by
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Another makeover is in the works for NYC Community Media and its stable of local newspapers.

Introduced five-and-a-half years ago as an offshoot of The Villager, the East Villager is a bimonthly version of the community paper that publishes stories pertaining to its namesake neighborhood. But it’s now going through a change in identity. Henceforth, the East Villager is now … The Villager Express.

Here’s the explanation, which doesn’t seem to be online…

Five-and-a-half years ago, the East Villager was launched as a free version of the weekly Villager, focusing on the East Village and Lower East Side. We’re only changing the name, though, not our dedication to covering the community. For now, the paper will continue to remain bimonthly, but our hope is eventually to go weekly.

The name change is, in part, an effort to spread our “Express” brand across more of Manhattan.

Jennifer Goodstein, a former MetLife digital business executive, purchased Community Media, the parent company, in 2012 from former owner John Sutter. It was later rechristened NYC Community Media.

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