Metroland (newspaper)

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Metroland
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Lou Communications, Inc.
Publisher Stephen Leon
Editor Stephen Leon
Founded 1978
Language English
Headquarters 279 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12210
 United States
Circulation 40,000[1]
Website metroland.net

Metroland was an alternative newspaper that was published weekly in Albany, New York and mainly served the Capital District area. Distributed free of charge, the paper offers local arts and music scene coverage, news and feature articles, and political columns with a mostly liberal bent. It billed itself as "The Capital Region's Alternative Newsweekly".

Every week, Metroland included an opinion column, several local news stories, a cover story, and a comprehensive calendar of events (with a movie clock). In addition, it had published reviews of movies, restaurants, concerts, recordings, art exhibitions, dance performances, and plays. Metroland columnists include Paul Rapp, Miriam Axel-Lute, and Jo Page. Regular syndicated features include This Modern World, Savage Love, Partially Clips, Slowpoke, and Free Will Astrology. The paper also published special features such as "Best of the Capital Region", Readers Poll, fashion issues, dining guides, and "Inside Saratoga".

Metroland was edited and published by Stephen Leon and was founded in 1978 by Peter Iselin. The newspaper was published by Lou Communications, Inc. and is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. On November 3, 2015, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance seized its 279 Washington Avenue offices for unpaid back taxes of over $20,000.[2]

Editorial staff[edit]

  • Stephen Leon, managing editor and publisher
  • Shawn Stone, arts editor
  • Kathryn Geurin, associate editor
  • Josh Potter, assistant editor

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