The Villager (Manhattan)

The Villager is a weekly newspaper serving Downtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1933 by Walter and Isabel Bryan.[1][2] In 2001, 2004 and 2005, The Villager won the Stuart Dorman Award, honoring New York State's best weekly newspaper, in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

The Villager
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Schneps Media
PublisherVictoria Schneps-Yunis, Joshua Schneps
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
CountryUnited States

The Villager has also been called better than The New York Times by New York magazine. In 2005, in its "123 Reasons Why We Love New York Right Now," New York dubbed The New York Times Reason #51, "because our hometown paper is still the greatest in the world," the magazine said...before adding, #52, on the facing page: " to The Villager."

The Villager is part of Schneps Media. Other papers in the Manhattan part of the group include Downtown Express, Gay City News (formerly LGNY), Chelsea Now, Villager Express (formerly East Villager), AM New York, and Manhattan Express.

In September 2018, NYC Community Media, The Villager's owner, and Community News Group, were sold by Les and Jennifer Goodstein to Schneps Communications. The company also has extensive publications in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Westchester and Long Island.[3]


  1. ^ New York dubs Villager 'greatest paper in the world', The Villager, vol. 77 no. 48, April 30, 2008, retrieved on May 2, 2009.
  2. ^ New Owner for a Pair of Papers, The New York Times, October 24, 1999, sec. 14 p. 9, retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Schneps Communications acquires CNG / NYCCM". The Villager. September 13, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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