The Defunct Newspapers Of New York City

Front page of the New York World-Telegram dated August 7, 1945 featuring the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The World-Telegram was in circulation from 1867 to 1966. We all remember NYC based newspapers that are no longer in business. Many of our families had the paper delivered to our homes, daily. Some of us worked for the newspapers, and quite a few of us delivered newspapers!


Here is a partial list of defunct newspapers of NYC.

Brooklyn Times-Union
Brooklyn Eagle
The City Sun (weekly)
Colored American (weekly)
Daily Graphic
East Village Other
Freedom’s Journal
The Freeman
Freie Arbeiter Stimme (Yiddish-language)
Der Groyser Kundes (Yiddish-language weekly)
Il Progresso Italo-Americano (Italian-language daily)
Long Island Press (original daily)
National Guardian (weekly)
New York Ace
New York Age / New York Age Defender
New York Avatar
The New York Blade (weekly)
New York Clipper
New York Daily Mirror
New York Dispatch
New York Enquirer (twice weekly)
New York Evening Mail
The New York Globe (two newspapers)
New York Graphic
New York Guardian (monthly)
New York Herald (daily)
New York Herald Tribune (daily)
New York Journal American (daily)
New York Mirror
New York Press (historical)
The New York Sporting Whip
New York Sports Express
The New York Sun (daily)
New York Tribune (daily)
New York World
New York World Journal Tribune
New York World-Telegram
New Yorker Staatszeitung (German-language weekly)
The Onion (free weekly)
Other Scenes
Rat Subterranean News
Spirit of the Times
Staten Island Register
The Sun

Contributed to our group Old Images Of New York by longtime member Herb Shatz

Original post located here

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  1. Edward M. Denton

     /  May 3, 2016

    We had the Long Island Press delivered every day when I lived in Saint Albans. I think there was an office was at 168th Street .

  2. Once upon a time, I worked for the WJT….

  3. Richard Tususian

     /  April 18, 2017

    We used to get the Long Island Press delivered Monday thru Saturday, around 2pm. I always went to the two comics pages, which were the third and second to last pages of the newspaper….Dennis The Menace, Middle Class Animals, The Strange World of Mr. Mum, B.C., Freddy, The Smith Family, Fred Basset, Kerry Drake, Mary Worth, Mutt and Jeff, Tiger, and on the 2nd page, Peanuts, Pogo, The Wizard of Id, Momma, Dotty replaced by Hi & Lois, The Jackson Twins, Nancy, Steve Roper and Mike Nomad, Andy Capp….

  4. Jerry Dumpson

     /  December 14, 2017

    I delivered the Long Island Press starting in 1970. My paper route was in the Bay Terrace section of Bayside. Our “boss” was named Rollo (that’s all we knew him as) and he would drop off my papers on my front porch. As soon as I got home from school, I would fold, rubberband and put them in my delivery bag, then hook the bag onto the handlebars of my stingray bike. I delivered to the private houses and townhouses that flanked the Birchwood Towers. Wednesday’s papers were tough because they had all of the store advertisements included in them. Saturday’s were the easiest because they were usually wafer thin on that day. The memories!!!


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