Chance broke the news in one of four new just-released songs, and since confirmed it was true in a statement. He bought the site from WYNC, who recently relaunched Gothamist (who also confirmed the news).
Grizzly Bear are headlining a benefit at Brooklyn Bowl on June 21 titled "New York Public Radio LIVE" which is "an evening celebrating all of New York Public Radio’s brands including, WNYC, Gothamist, and New Sounds."
After getting the plug pulled by billionaire owner Joe Rickets back in November, a consortium of Public Radio stations -- WNYC in New York, WAMU in Washington DC, and KPCC in Southern California -- have acquired the rights and archives of Gothamist, as well as LAist, DCist and DNAInfo...
Following the shut down on Thursday (11/2) of Gothamist and DNAInfo, former Gothamist owners Jen Chung and Jake Dobkin have co-signed a "Thank You" letter that thanks many people responsible for Gothamist's success including.... Joe Ricketts, the man who bought it from them and shut it down completely months later