Villagevoice.com wins the Editor & Publisher EPpy Award for Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service.
Nat Hentoff is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Jerry Saltz is a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Jennifer Gonnerman’s series “Inside and Out” wins numerous awards, including Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Mike Berger Award, The Livingston Award, New York Press Club, Newswoman’s Club of NY’s Front Page Award, and the AAN Award.
Bob Dylan’s Love and Theft was named best album and Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” was named best single in the Pazz & Jop Music Critic’s poll.
The Village Voice launches Voice Radio an online radio station accessed through villagevoice.com. The round-the-clock web music stream is suspended in 2004.
Richard Goldstein is named Outstanding Columnist by GLAAD.
The Village Voice Siren Music Festival debuts in Coney Island and draws 50,000 music fans. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Man or Astro-Man?, Quasi, Rainer Maria, Peaches, Enon, The Black Heart Procession, and The Incredible Moses Leroy perform.
The Village Voice launches online personals at villagevoice.com.
The Village Voice endorses Mark Green for Mayor.
Terrorists fly two commercial jets into the World Trade Center towers, toppling the towers and killing everyone on board. The attacks are linked to al Qaeda. New York City enters into massive chaos as families search for loved ones and emergency workers rush to save those trapped under rubble. Close to 3,000 perish in the attacks, including firefighters, policemen and emergency workers. The city’s economy suffers greatly. A nation mourns.
Michael Bloomberg defeats Democratic candidate Mark Green to assume the Mayoral post following the 9-11 attacks. A billionaire businessman with no prior political experience, he faces the largest budget gap in city history. Though he has been a lifelong Democrat, Bloomberg is elected as a Republican, allegedly to avoid the crowded field in the Democratic primary election.
Abraham “Abe” Beame, the city’s first Jewish mayor, dies at the age of 94. He was defined by the fiscal crisis that pushed the city into near-bankruptcy during the mid-1970s, forcing mayors who followed him to make balancing the budget a top priority to avoid the criticism he endured.
The Village Voice mourns the passing of columnist Julie Lobbia.