From the Editor: Gothamist Acquired by DNAinfo

NYC in 2003
NYC in 2003 via Sean Loyless on Flickr

A bit of unexpected news today as Gothamist announced they would be acquired by DNAinfo after 14 years of publishing.

Always an inspiration, Gothamist has been holding down the New York scene since long before A Great Big City was founded. Gothamist fought for the rights of the independent media in NYC and their tenacity cleared the way for many other publishers, AGBC included, to enjoy legitimacy and increased freedoms that could easily be taken for granted. Goth's level of success, influence, and credibility is a goal for any other independent publisher to strive toward.

Often, when researching topics about New York life, I would happen upon a Gothamist post from many years before, showing that their writers had a knack for covering topics that were of perennial importance to New Yorkers. Even more often, when describing my own attempts at running a NYC news site, I would receive "You mean, like Gothamist?" as a reply.

My since thanks and congratulations go out to all Gothamist writers over the years and my debt of gratitude goes out to Jen and Jake for achieving a monumental accomplishment.

Trace Gilton
Founder, A Great Big City


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