On being clueless about New York:

A native of Schenectady, N.Y., he has spent his entire journalistic career in Washington, where he has worked as a writer and political columnist for Washington City Paper ... Until earlier this year, the editor's job at The Voice "wasn't even on my radar screen because I've been so deliriously happy at the Washington City Paper," he said. "I could barely see beyond the Potomac."

New ownership tells New Yorkers to "get over it.":

As for Mr. Wemple's outsider status, Mr. Lacey said, "That's just a thing that New Yorkers are going to have to get over."

A move to more conservatism:

"Mr. Wemple will probably represent a break from The Voice's generally left-wing coverage. "My ideology and the whole New Times ideology preaches loyalty to the great story," he said. "I really don't care if a story begins with leftist sympathies, and I really don't care if a story begins from a more conservative set of sympathies. If it's a great story, we're going to report it out."