‘New York Sun’ To Hit Newsstands April 16

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A new daily newspaper is hitting New York’s newsstands.

The New York Sun, a broadsheet that intends to focus on local coverage, will make its debut April 16, its executives officially announced Tuesday.

The paper will be available Monday through Friday in all five boroughs for 50 cents a copy, William Kummel, the Sun‘s chief operating officer, said in a statement. Home and office delivery will be $2.50 per week.

The newspaper will be between 12 and 18 pages long and sport a full-color front page. More than 60,000 copies will be distributed at nearly 4,000 newsstands, Kummel said.

“The Sun will be a first-rate vehicle for advertisers looking to reach the New York market,” said Christopher Garrity, vice president of advertising sales for the Sun.

The Sun also named several editors and writers who will contribute to the paper’s news, editorial, opinion, arts, and feature coverage. They include veterans of The New York Times, Forbes, The Dallas Morning News, the Staten Island Advance, New York magazine, The American Spectator, and the Forward, among others.

The Sun has set up its offices in lower Manhattan near City Hall, once the home of many of the city dailies. It adopted the name of a paper that began publishing in September 1833 and went out of business in January 1950.

The original Sun was perhaps best known for its “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” column — its response to an 1897 letter from an 8-year-old girl asking if Santa were real.

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