New York Times Blog The Local East Village Names New Editor

Daniel Maurer has been named the new editor of The New York Times blog The Local East Village. The blog is a hyper-local news site that features community contributors as well as posts from Times staffers. Maurer was most recently with Grub Street, the New York blog he helped create in 2006.

Maurer said of joining The Local East Village:

During my five years at Grub Street I saw neighborhood blogs grow from a curiosity to a tremendous source of information. I believe hyperlocal, collaborative journalism will only continue to grow in ambition and value. I’m delighted to join a team, at The Local East Village, that’s as excited about evolving this new wave of journalism as I am, in a neighborhood that has always been home to the avant garde.