Metro New York

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Metro New York
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherEd Abrams
Managing editorMorgan Rousseau
FoundedMay 5, 2004; 18 years ago (2004-05-05)
Ceased publicationJanuary 6, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-01-06)
CityNew York City
CountryUnited States
Sister newspapersPhiladelphia Metro, The Villager, Long Island Press, Gay City News

Metro New York was a free daily newspaper in New York City.


It was launched on May 5, 2004 by Metro International.[1]

Metro New York was primarily distributed by "hawkers" paid to station themselves in areas with high pedestrian traffic, who offer the free paper to anyone who passes by. In 2009, Metro International sold its US papers to a former executive.[2]

In January 2020, the assets of Metro New York and Metro Philadelphia were acquired by Schneps Media, owner of AM New York.[3] The New York papers were combined as AM New York Metro.

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  1. ^ "Metro International launches its New York City edition".
  2. ^ "Metro International Sells U.S. Business to Former CEO Toernberg".
  3. ^ "Freebie newspapers amNew York, Metro to merge, become amNewYork Metro". 5 January 2020.

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