Welcome to the WIRE Weekly

September 23, 2018

Last week, we were excited to launch our new electronic newsletter, the WIRE Weekly. If you didn’t receive one, you can subscribe here.


Future newsletters will be emailed every Sunday evening and will always include the biggest stories from the past week, suggestions for what to do next week, and voices of fellow Islanders on topics that matter to them.


As part of our own expansion and growth, we’re excited about our new format. We know you’re busy and we don’t want you to miss out on what’s happening in your neighborhood. This weekly update, delivered right to your phone or computer only makes it easier for you to take us with you anywhere, at any time.


You’ll find that our newsletter and our website are filled with the same professional quality of news stories you have enjoyed for nearly 40 years in the print edition of the The WIRE, including events and calendar information, letters, columns, and deals from local businesses. Over the past couple of years, we have significantly grown our social media presence. And we believe this newsletter offers yet another way for us to connect with you.


Our goal with this newsletter is to create something that is informative, well-reported, and beneficial to our readers. We chose a weekly schedule to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date Roosevelt Island news, but that our correspondence is never overwhelming.


As with most things that we do, we also view the creation of our own newsletter as a great opportunity to experiment. We are excited to evaluate how you engage with our content as we go along. We are eager for your feedback and will seek to continually improve with every issue. It’s also a further opportunity for our advertisers to better connect with you, our growing, smart, and digitally savvy audience.


For almost 40 years, we at the The Main Street WIRE delivered our print newspaper to every apartment on the Island for free. We believe in the importance of local news and want everyone to have access. But like many newspapers around the country, we can no longer afford the overwhelming costs of printing and distribution. By eliminating these costs, we will be able to get news to you quicker, cover more stories, and connect you with Island businesses and organizations in new and innovative ways.


 The first issue of The Main Street WIRE, 1981


Although going fully digital was a tough decision, we believe it was the correct one. (Though if anyone has money they want to put toward a print product, we would be thrilled to fire up the presses again!)


We hope this will be a welcome addition to your inbox, as it was to your mailbox, and we encourage you to subscribe here. And we always want to hear from you. Send your thoughts or suggestions to letters@mainstreetwire.com.


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