Edward “Ed” Koch resigns from Congress to become the 105th Mayor of New York City. His election, as a Conservative Democrat, is widely seen as marking the end of the era of classic liberal New York. He serves for three terms, from 1978 to 1989.
Editor Marianne Partridge is fired by publisher William Ryan. David Schneiderman, former deputy editor at the New York Times op-ed page, is hired to replace Partridge as editor, a position he begins in 1979 and holds through 1985 when he is promoted to publisher.
Susan Lyne named managing editor, a position she holds through 1982.
Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model was named best album in the Pazz & Jop Music Critic’s poll.
Swoozie Kurtz wins the Obie Award for best performance for her role in Uncommon Women.
The Voice‘s Annual Gay Pride issue debuts.
Peter Gabriel puts an ad in the Voice classifieds section and finds a keyboard player.
Wayne Barrett joins the Voice as a columnist.
The Voice endorses New York Gov. Hugh L. Carey but with “grave reservations.”