Elizabeth Spiers: New York Observer 'Back On Track'

So, the NYO under Spiers: A publication in need of renovation, just like the offices on 44th street. Except the metaphor isn't that simple.

Sure, Spiers is recruiting new talent, launching verticals on the website, and redesigning the paper, but she also intends to return the Observer to the paper it was when she mimicked its tone during Gawker's early days.

"I feel like everybody was a little bit sluggish [when I arrived] because the paper had drifted into this territory that it wasn't quite what it used to be," she told The Wire on Thursday afternoon from her office where she can see the revamped bullpen through her glass doors. "I think everybody is happy that it's going back in the direction that it probably should have stayed on."