“The New York Times this week quietly ended its coverage of restaurants, art galleries, theaters and other commercial and nonprofit businesses in the tri-state region, laying off dozens of longtime contributors and prompting protests from many of the institutions that will be affected,” writes Jeremy Gerard at Deadline.com.
The piece continues, noting that some of the protesters “foresee an impact not only on patronage but, in the case of the nonprofits, on their ability to raise funds to survive.”
“‘For all of us in the arts, this decision is an unmitigated disaster,’ Bram Lewis, artistic director of the Schoolhouse Theater in the Northern Westchester hamlet of Croton Falls, told Deadline in an email. ‘The Schoolhouse Theater has been reviewed by Times critics Alvin Klein, David Dewitt and Sylviane Gold for more than 30 years, our record will be gone. The 50% jump in box office will be gone. The support in funding with a Times review will be gone, the ability to fund-raise, build a board and be recognized among peers for artistic excellence will be all but silenced.’”
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