“New York’s Coming Back. And So Are We,” reads the cover of the Spring Issue of The Village Voice as it hit New York streets again in print this weekend.
The publication shuttered online in 2018 after 63 years. In December last year, the New York Times reported that Brian Calle, the chief executive of Street Media, owner of LA Weekly, acquired the publication from its owner, Peter Barbey. Calle promised at the time to start publishing again online this year with quarterly print publications.
The new publishers announced on Instagram this weekend: “Back in 2017 we stopped the print edition of the Voice. Turns out that, like Joe Biden, we just needed a few years off. Look for the Spring 2021 edition of the Voice, distributed to select boxes around town, retailers, eateries, bookstores, and apartment buildings.”
The Village Voice had printed its last copy back in September 2017, when the then final issue with Bob Dylan on the cover, hit the red distribution boxes around the city.
Did you snag a copy this weekend?