SOURCE: The Village Voice

The Village Voice

March 17, 2010 08:00 ET

The Village Voice Brings Back Historic 'Ten Worst Landlords' Roundup

New York's Legendary Alternative Weekly Sorts Through Hundreds of Public Records to Unmask City's Worst Offenders

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) - The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, today announced the return of the "Ten Worst Landlords" feature, a long-running feature profiling the worst landlords in New York City. The list, which has not appeared since 2006, will be a two-part series that will appear in the Village Voice on March 17 and March 24.

A must-read for New Yorkers, "Ten Worst Landlords" was originally conceived by longtime Village Voice senior editor Jack Newfield in the 1960s. For the current feature, staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin and senior editor Ward Harkavy pored over public records, examined code violations, checked lawsuits, and interviewed hundreds of tenants, attorneys, and landlords to compile the list.

"Out of the many property owners in New York City, these are the ten landlords we'd like to rent from the least," said Tony Ortega, Editor in Chief of the Village Voice. "The Village Voice is proud to continue Jack Newfield's legacy of crusading journalism and revealing New York's most egregious offenders."

About the Village Voice
Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer in 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Village Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing fifty years ago. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award and the George Polk Award, the Village Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches and comprehensive entertainment listings, the Village Voice is the authoritative source on all that New York has to offer. In addition, the Village Voice's daily-updated website www.villagevoice.com has twice been recognized as one of the nation's premier online sites for journalistic quality and local content. The site is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation's Online Journalism Award and the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award for Best Overall US Weekly Newspaper Online. Follow the Village Voice on Twitter @villagevoice.

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