NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan's leading neighborhood news source is now New York City's leading neighborhood news source. DNAinfo.com New York, the hyper-local digital news company, announced today that it is widening its focus beyond Manhattan by hiring at least 15 additional full-time journalists to cover neighborhood news in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. With today's launch of the company's expanded editorial coverage, DNAinfo.com New York is now fielding a team of more than 40 editors and reporters dedicated to bringing its award-winning brand of hyper-local journalism to all eight million residents of the five boroughs.
"1.2 million people visit DNAinfo.com New York each month because they have learned we deliver neighborhood news and information they can't get anywhere else," said Joe Ricketts, Founder and CEO of DNAinfo.com. "Our neighborhood reporting model, which embeds experienced journalists in each neighborhood, is clearly the future of local news."
The company's expansion coincides with the launch of DNAinfo.com's New York Guide, an easy-to-use, online neighborhood directory that provides useful, up-to-date information about more than 300,000 businesses in all five boroughs.
"DNAinfo.com's New York Guide is the best way to keep up with the latest restaurant offerings or exhibitions at a local gallery as well as to find that unique small business when you need it in a pinch," said Leela de Kretser, DNAinfo.com New York's publisher and editorial director.
DNAinfo.com also announced a complete redesign of the company's flagship New York website www.DNAinfo.com/New-York. The redesigned site makes it quicker and easier for people to find out what's happening in New York's neighborhoods.
For more details about DNAinfo.com's New York expansion, and the New York Guide, visit www.DNAinfo.com/New-York.
About DNAinfo.com New York
DNAinfo.com New York (www.DNAinfo.com/New-York) is New York City's leading neighborhood news source. We deliver up-to-the-minute reports on entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining. Our award-winning journalists find the stories – big or small – that matter most to New Yorkers. The inspiration, funding, and strategic vision for DNAinfo.com come from entrepreneur and Ameritrade (AMTD) founder Joe Ricketts.