The Daily News will float operations back to Manhattan.

JERSEY CITY-The Daily News will be shifting some operations from Jersey City into short-term space on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.

The newspaper has signed a short-term lease at 1290 Sixth Ave., according to Crain’s New York Business. The Daily News has been running most of its operations out of its New Jersey printing plant due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to its offices at 4 New York Plaza.

According to  newsroom sources, the paper is making a temporary move until it can return to the New York Plaza office. The Daily News and U.S. News & World Report Media Group inked a lease for 100,000 square feet at the building in June 2010.

One source said the staff will occupy a single floor of the 43-story, 2-million-square-foot building owned by Vornado Realty Trust. See story in Crain’s New York Business.