From the Editor: Gothamist and DNAinfo Have Ceased Publication

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It was less than two months ago that Gothamist was acquired by DNAinfo, and unfortunately now my unspoken feeling of unease has become real: DNAinfo has shut down, taking Gothamist with it.

The two sites closed with no notice, and now a note from CEO Joe Ricketts has replaced every URL on both sites, spitefully and pompously erasing years of work from hundreds of writers and destroying a historical resource relied upon by millions of visitors. It may be a temporary redirect, or it may be complete purge of information as a childish retaliation — there's no way to know what comes next when a billionaire owns your site.

Update: On February 23, 2018, WNYC and two other public radio stations acquired the assets of Gothamist and DNAinfo

Local news and New York City are both passions of mine that have obsessively consumed years of my life, and it is always one of my great disappointments that, at times like these, I cannot offer anything to further support writers that also dedicate their time and energy to inform our fellow citizens. That needs to change.

If you are a writer interested in NYC or city life in general, contact me and we'll figure out how to make this work. Pitch your ideas, finish stories you've been working on, or just tell the city what life is like through your eyes.

If you are a local business interested in supporting independent local news, read our advertising guide and promote your business to a New York audience that is searching for new and exciting things to do around the city.

I look forward to hearing from you and making AGBC better every day,


Trace Gilton

Editor-in-Chief, A Great Big City


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