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NYU Local Blog Moves From New York Times to New York

NYU’s blog The Local: East Village, is moving on. The New York Times has ended its partnership with the hyperlocal site and so it has found a new home at New York magazine.

As part of the move, Nieman Journalism Lab reports that the blog will change its name to Bedford + Bowery and begin covering the LES and a few Brooklyn neighborhoods (Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick), as well as the East Village. Bedford + Bowery will also embrace larger scale angles, making it decidedly less local.

The small stories won’t completely disappear, however, because that’s one reason New York agreed to partner up. Ben Williams, editorial director of NYMag.com, said having a hyperlocal site on hand could help because those small items could turn into big ones. “A feeder is a good way to look at it, definitely,” he told Nieman.

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Kevin Roose Leaves New York Times for New York

Kevin Roose is leaving The New York Times to join New York’s “Daily Intel” blog as a Lead Business Writer. Roose had been with the Times for about a year, covering finance and Wall Street.

“I’m thrilled to have Kevin reporting for us — covering the impact that the two great money centers of New York and Silicon Valley have on the rest of the country, both in terms of the companies they build and the wealth they create,” said NYMag.com Editorial Director, Ben Williams. “Kevin will focus not only on deal making and profits, but also on the characters and the culture behind the companies — from Instagram to Goldman Sachs — that Americans obsess over.”

New York Names New Online Fashion Editor

Stephanie Trong has been named the Fashion Editor for New York’s website, nymag.com. Trong most recently worked at Lucky, where she was the Deputy Digital Editor.

At her new position, Trong will be responsible for all fashion, beauty and shopping content on nymag.com, as well as the blog The Cut.

Nymag.com’s Editorial Director, Ben Williams, said of adding Trong, “Stephanie has a great vision for expanding The Cut and taking nymag.com’s fashion coverage to the next level.”