Gothamist
Date: 2011-01-04
Author: John Del Signore

Article Mentions
Author, John Del Signore
Mentioned, Michael Musto
Mentioned, Ed Koch
Mentioned, Wayne Barrett
Mentioned, Tom Robbins
Mentioned, Jeremy W. Peters
Mentioned, The Village Voice
Mentioned, Village Voice
Sparkdance's Flickr Veteran Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett has been let go from the increasingly desiccated tabloid, and the paper's other major investigative reporter, Tom Robbins, has quit in protest, the Times reports. (Update: The Voice Editor-in-Chief denies that Robbins quit "in protest.") In a good-bye column today, Barrett writes, "Ed Koch and I were inaugurated on the same day in 1978. He became mayor and I became his weekly tormentor... Since then, I have written, by my own inexact calculation, more column inches than anyone in the history of the Voice. These will be my last. I am 65 and a half now, and it is time for something new. If I didn't see that, others did." The reasons for Barrett's dismissal are currently unclear,...(read more)
... Sparkdance's Flickr Veteran Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett has been let go from the increasingly desiccated tabloid, and the paper's other major investigative reporter, Tom Robbins, has quit in protest, the Times reports. (Update: The Voice Edi ...
... cover story, and then it's on to the culture coverage. With these guys gone, the print edition is looking more and more like a dirtier, less thorough version of Time Out. Sure, it's free, but you need to pay for the surgical gloves to pick it out of ...


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