NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Patch, the hyperlocal news platform in more than 1,200 communities nationwide, vastly expanded its coverage in New York City in 2017, hiring several veteran news editors and now breaking news in 36 neighborhoods. With six hires and three newly created positions last year, Patch NYC has started 2018 with 1.3 million page views - nearly 400,000 more than at the beginning of 2017.
"Our team is embedded across the city and is telling the stories that matter to the people who live here," says NYC regional manager Adam Nichols, who joined Patch last March.
The New York City Patch launched in late 2016, with recent stories including a report on a Crown Heights father donating a liver to his daughter and an exposé on a Pentecostal church courting Brooklyn hipsters in Fort Greene.
Patch NYC's page views shot up from 939,821 in June 2017 to 1,370,264 in January 2018 — a 45% increase. The NYC-wide breaking newsletter grew from 788 subscribers to 9,412 subscribers in a year.
The New York City Patch newsroom is in Patch's Flatiron District headquarters. The team includes:
- Adam Nichols, NYC Regional Manager
- Noah Manskar, General NYC Editor
- Kathleen Culliton, Brooklyn Editor
- Nicholas Rizzi, Brooklyn Editor
- Brendan Krisel, Upper Manhattan Editor
- Ciara McCarthy, Lower Manhattan Editor
- Danielle Woodward, Queens Editor
"We've been building a New York City team over the last year with some very talented, veteran reporters," says Patch CEO Warren St. John. "We're committed to covering the city at the neighborhood level, breaking news and doing great work that helps New Yorkers better understand what's happening in their communities."
After announcing its second year of profitability in 2017, Patch is gearing up for another successful year in 2018 with partnerships that will feature news on Amazon Alexa, Apple News, Flipboard and Google Play Newsstand. In addition, Patch recently launched a new mobile app that provides enhanced customization and push notifications when important news breaks.
Check out the NYC Patch here: https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city
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