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The New City Reader is a newspaper on architecture, public space, and the city, published as part of The Last Newspaper, an exhibit running at the New Museum from 6 October 2010 to 9 January 2011. 

Editorial work for the New City Reader took place in a purpose-designed office in the New Museum gallery in full public view. Produced in collaboration with Joseph Grima and designer Neil Donnelly, the New City Reader consisted of 14 weekly editions guest-edited by a contributing network of architects, theorists, and research groups. Each issue addressed a single section of a typical newspaper (such as Sports, Finance or Obituaries). The sections were available for free at the New Museum and—in emulation of a practice also common in the 19th-century American city before newspapers became cheap and abundant—were posted in public throughout the city for collective reading. View and download all of the issues of the New City Reader at