The Village Voice newspaper, founded back in October 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer as a local weekly, has ceased all operations.
It started out in an apartment, grew and moved a few times. Some 5 years back, it essentially purchased a box of death nails and a few hammers. It was then that it moved way downtown to Maiden Land in around the Financial District.
It had survived the 1976 takeover by Rupert Murdoch, but this latest change was too much.
Going to The Financial District was about as far from its origins as possible. It was started as a local in a neighborhood of life, literature, music, art, and openness. Where often you could find the disenfranchised, the disheartened and the disenchanted. Suddenly it was in amongst the moneychangers, the greedy corporate ladder climbers. A death knell was sounded and could be heard all the way to old San Francisco.
From Greenwich Village, when there was just one Village, before real estate moguls and gentrifiers created a space known as the East Village to downtown.
Still not content, about a year ago and under new ownership, they decided to go "all digital". Internet only.
And now, it is deceased.