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The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987, by Arthur L. Carter, a former investment banker with publishing interests. The Observer focuses on the city's culture, real estate, media, politics and the entertainment and publishing industries. Since July 2006 the paper has been owned and published by the American real-estate mogul Jared Kushner. The paper has its headquarters on West 44th Street, in the building next to Birdland jazz club. Published every Wednesday, the newspaper's editorial team is led by Ken Kurson with other writers and editors including Rex Reed, Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, Colin Campbell, Matt Chaban, Dan Duray, Drew Grant, Patrick Clark, Jessica Roy, Kelly Faircloth, George Gurley, Andrew Russeth, Sarah Douglas, Rozalia Jovanovic, Michael Miller, Nitasha Tiku, Kim Velsey, Daniel Rosen, Hunter Walker. Previous writers include Joe Conason, Alexandra Jacobs, Tom McGeveran, Peter M. Stevenson, Doree Shafrir, Hilton Kramer, Andrew Sarris, Richard Brookhiser, Michael Thomas, Michael Tomasky, John Heilpern, Robert Gottlieb, John Koblin, Tom Acitelli, Chris Shott, Nicole Brydson, Foster Kamer, Nicholas von Hoffman and Steve Kornacki. (via Freebase)