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Site Twitter handle

@tribecacitizen

Facebook link

facebook.com/tribecacitizen

Year launched

2009

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

39,000

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Other primary revenue source

--

Other smaller revenue source

--

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Other publishing platform

--

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

4100

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

Other products

Email advertising (newsletter, blasts)

City

New York

State

NY

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-16 13:14:39 UTC

Tribeca Citizen
New York, New York
Erik Torkells

Tribeca Citizen focuses on the Tribeca neighborhood (and to a lesser extent, Lower Manhattan in general) of Manhattan. Editor and publisher Erik Torkells is a former travel mag EIC. His goal is to provide granular info on the neighborhood's businesses, people, and more. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus point: The Restaurant Guide is a prominent and robust directory of local eateries that can be sorted by cuisine or other attributes.

Other secondary revenue source

--

Business challenge

Scaling.

Coverage area

  • Neighborhood

Other geographic focus

--

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Other mission

--

Topics of coverage

  • Food
  • Local business
  • Other

Other content topics

Real estate

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Institutional partners

  • None

Other institutional partners

--

Content contributors

  • Other

Other contributors

Self (a professional journalist?)

Contributor compensation

  • Volunteers

In the news

Many sites picked up a recent post about why restaurants hate GrubHub Seamless:

Money: http://time.com/money/4246500/order-food-phone-pay-cash-seamless-grubhub/

Munchies (Vice): https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/restaurants-are-feeling-ripped-off-by-food-delivery-services