Our Town Downtown has been honored by the New York Press Association for its coverage of the arts.
The newspaper, which is published by Straus News, received a First Place honor in the Best Coverage of the Arts category.
The judges singled out stories by Gabrielle Alfiero, Mary Gregory and Valenice Castronovo for the honor.
The stories were chosen from hundreds of entries from newspapers throughout New York.
The arts award was one of three awards received last week by Straus News papers in Manhattan.