‘The New Republic’ plans to establish a New York office

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'The New Republic,' now owned by Chris Hughes, gets a New York office. ()
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The New Republic will open up a New York office sometime in the coming months, Capital has learned.

Of course, the Beltway media-scene staple had its original offices here at its founding in 1914. And for about six years, from 2001 to 2007, the magazine had a New York-based business-side office, too.

The latest TNR New York hub will have both editorial and business-side staffers, a spokeswoman told Capital. But the magazine's main headquarters will remain in Washington, D.C.

TNR appears to be following a trend for D.C.-based media companies. Atlantic Media, publisher of The Atlantic, also has increased its New York presence, with the launch of a new business website and an expansion of The Atlantic Wire, its popular news aggregator. (The sites share new SoHo headquarters a stone's throw from TNR owner Chris Hughes' Crosby Street loft.) Politico, meanwhile, imported its print edition to Manhattan earlier this year.

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There's no word yet on where TNR's New York office will be or who exactly will be working there, but one person who will presumably be spending a fair amount of time in the new digs is Hughes, the 28-year-old Facebook co-founder who purchased TNR in March, promising to uphold the magazine's editorial integrity while ushering it into the digital age.

Aside from the SoHo spread, Hughes and his fiance, 25-year-old investor-activist Sean Eldridge, also have an estate about an hour up the river in Garrison. The couple was recently profiled in the New York Times' Sunday Styles section, which introduced them as the city's newsest power brokers.