The Daily News expanding coverage of Harlem

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Well, after only 5 years of Uptownflavor doing it, the major papers like the Wall Street Journal and now the Daily News feel that uptown’s more than 515,000 residents deserve local coverage. Anyway, this is what they published:

New York’s Hometown Newspaper announces that it is expanding local coverage of New York’s boroughs in paper and on to include the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Harlem, Washington Heights, East Harlem and Inwood — and a new weekly local politics column by our own Frank Lombardi.

Beginning Thursday, February 10, residents in northern Manhattan will find local coverage of their neighborhoods in the Daily News’ Uptown News section on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The Daily News is publishing this new section for the more than 515,000 residents that live in these storied neighborhoods, which are home to some of New York’s most historically promininent sites, such as the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; El Museo Del Barrio in East Harlem; the Cloisters in Inwood; New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Washington Heights – not to mention home to Daily News readers. JoAnne Wasserman has been named the Uptown News Bureau Chief and will oversee the production of the new borough news section.

Uptown News reporter Michael Feeney, a Harlem resident, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Heidi Evans will report on area schools, crime, housing, arts and culture, local businesses and residents. The three-day a week section will also include: a weekly column by the News’ own Clem Richardson spotlighting these neighborhoods; a weekly political column by veteran reporter Frank Lombardi; and a weekly review of the best of everything in the neighborhood, from bakeries to bookstores; playgrounds to swimming pools.

“Local coverage has become increasingly important to New York residents and we are taking this initiative to build upon our already strong presence in these areas,” said Bill Holiber, CEO of the Daily News. “Our expanded coverage in these communities will provide businesses with additional opportunities to reach their customers on a grassroots level.”



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