The New York Sun shuts down

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  • Add to The New York Sun has decided to come to shut its doors. A pinnacle in the history of journalism has come to a close. Mr. Lipsky told editors and reporters who gathered on Monday afternoon in The Sun’s loft like newsroom in Lower Manhattan that the shutdown was “a logical decision following a hardheaded assessment of our chances of meeting our goal of profitable publication in the near future.” He also assured that the Sun was shutting down in an orderly manor. They were not filing for bankruptcy protection. The 110 employees currently employed would receive pay through November and Health insurance through the end of the year. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issued a statement saying he was sorry to see the paper close. “The Sun shone brightly, though too briefly,” the mayor said, calling the paper’s writers “smart, thoughtful, provocative.”