(AP) New Yorkers who grab a copy of The New York Times on their way to work will soon find their habit a little costlier.
Starting Dec. 30, it will cost $1 to buy a copy of the weekday paper at a New York-area newsstand — a 33% increase from the current price of 75 cents.
The Times said Wednesday that the increase brings the New York area in line with the rest of the country, which has been paying $1 for weekday newsstand copies since 1995. In announcing the price hike, the paper noted what it described as several recent enhancements to the paper, including new features and sections.
The change will not affect home delivery or Sunday newspaper prices.
The Times last raised prices in the New York area in Sept. 1999, when the price of the weekday edition went from 60 cents to 75 cents.