6 JANUARY 9, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
amNewYork and Metro join forces
The two free daily tabloids serving
New York City are now one.
Schneps Media, publisher
of amNewYork, acquired the assets
of Metro New York and Metro Philadelphia,
including the popular daily
newspapers, websites and digital media
businesses serving New York City
As a result, Schneps Media has
merged amNewYork and Metro New
York to form amNewYork Metro. With
175,000 copies sent to press for Monday’s
issues, its circulation is now more
than twice than that of any other major
daily circulated in the fi ve boroughs.
In addition, Schneps adds over
350,000 in weekly circulation with
its community newspapers serving
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and
the Bronx. Schneps Media also covers
the Long Island and Westchester
Schneps’ combined digital reach will
now grow to about 3.5 million unique
visitors and 5.5 million page views per
month with over 300,000 email newsletter
subscribers and 500,000 social
Schneps plans to retain amNY.com as
the digital brand for New York and will
soon be launching amNY TV, providing
episodes of content across multiple
digital platforms. The fi rst series will
be The World’s Fare, featuring the best
authentic international restaurants
and their chefs in New York City.
Philadelphia is a new market for
Schneps Media with METRO having
the largest circulation in Philadelphia
Schneps Media executive Cliff Luster
has been named Group Publisher for
the New York and Philadelphia markets
with former METRO executives
Ed Abrams and Susan Pfeiff er acting
as publisher and associate publisher
for New York City and Philadelphia,
respectively. Robert Pozarycki, am-
NewYork’s current editor-in-chief, will
serve in the same role for the combined
New York City media.
METRO largely consolidated their
Philadelphia newsroom into New York
and Schneps Media plans to focus on
hiring editorial staff that will be based
in the local Philadelphia market for
that offi ce.
“I’m very happy that the readers
and communities of New York and
Philadelphia will get their news from
publishers that have been devoted to
local news coverage for over 35 years,”
said Abrams. “I’m excited to be joining
and leading the amNewYork METRO
division with a company I competed
with and also respected for many
“This is an exciting next step for our
entire organization off ering a unique
opportunity to strengthen our position
in the daily newspaper market
and increase our readership to over
2.5 million readers in print each week
and many more online,” said Schneps
Media CEO Joshua Schneps.
“Our expansion to the Philadelphia
market is something we look forward
to. We will be bringing our business
model to this historic city,” said Schneps
Media Founder and President
Victoria Schneps. “METRO Philadelphia
is poised to grow tremendously
and we look forward to working with
the local community.”
Schneps Media is now the publisher
and producer of two leading daily
newspapers, 33 award-winning community
newspapers, 28 magazines
and specialty publications, 20 websites
and more than 50 annual events
throughout New York City, Long Island,
Westchester and now Philadelphia.
Recycle old tech at e-waste event in Ridgewood
BY JACOB KAYE
It’s only been a little more than a decade since the fi rst iPhone was released
but chances are, in that time, you’ve accrued quite a few pieces of personal
tech. There’s probably an old phone or computer sitting somewhere in your
home, gathering nothing but dust.
But thanks to an e-waste recycling event in Ridgewood later this month, you
can start the decade off with a clean electronic slate.
Bring old and broken electronic devices to Rosemary’s Playground on Saturday,
Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to properly recycle your personal tech.
Working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards,
mice, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment
and cell phones will all be accepted for recycling.
“With sanitation laws seemingly always changing, it can be confusing for constituents
to know what can legally be thrown out with your curbside recycling,”
said State Senator Joesph Addabbo, who is sponsoring the event in collaboration
with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, The Friends of Rosemary’s Playground
and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
“I love having these e-waste recycling events throughout the district, because
it gives my constituents an easy way to recycle their electronics at a central
location right in their own neighborhood,” Addabbo said in a statement.
Photo via Flickr/George Hotelling
The State Senator added that this is the perfect event for someone who may
have accrued a few new pieces of tech during the holiday season.
Rosemary’s Playground is located on Fairview Avenue between Woodbine
and Madison streets in Ridgewood.
The event will take place rain or shine.