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The former News subsidiary WPIX-TV remains in the building.
The third headquarters of the Daily News at 450 West 33rd Street straddled the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station.
On his way back, Patterson met with Alfred Harmsworth, who was the Viscount Northcliffe and publisher of the Daily Mirror, London's tabloid newspaper.
In 1948, the News established WPIX (Channel 11 in New York City), whose call letters were based on the Newss nickname of "New York's Picture Newspaper"; and later bought what became WPIX-FM, which is now known as WFAN-FM.
In early 2013, operations moved to rented space at 1290 Avenue of the Americas near Rockefeller Center—just four blocks north of its rival New York Post.
The staff returned to the permanent 4 New York Plaza location in early November 2013.
In 1993, the Daily News consolidated its printing facilities near Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In 1998, Daily News columnist Mike Mc Alary won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his multi-part series of columns (published in 1997) on Abner Louima, who was sodomized and tortured by New York City police officers.
The cramped conditions demanded a much larger space for the growing newspaper.