New York Magazine Drops Adult Ads Under Pressure from NOW

november 7, 2007  11:22 am
New York agreed yesterday to stop accepting adult ads after the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) threatened protests outside the magazine's offices, the Associated Press reports. "It's just the right the thing to do," New York spokeswoman Serena Torrey says. "The magazine is really prospering now and it's finally time to get out of a business that we were never comfortable being in." The pressure is part of an orchestrated campaign by NOW, which has been asking other local media to stop taking adult ads. It has won agreements to do so from 14 other publications including Time Out New York and the New York Press, but the Village Voice has resisted the group's efforts, the AP reports.