New Owner Schneps Media Cuts 'amNewYork' Staff In Half

The same weekamNewYork was sold by Newsday Media Group to Schneps Media, a wave of layoffs cut the number of employees in half.

The free, weekday commuter tabloid available at New York subway and train stations is down to seven staffers from 16, according to multiple reports.

Digital editor Polly Higgins and EIC priint editor Robert Levin were among those let go.

While some amNewYork employees were laid off, others were offered positions at Newsday Media Group.



Robert Pozarycki, top editor at Schneps Media’s The Queens Courier, will become editor-in-chief of amNewYork, The New York Times reports. 

Pozarycki will assume the responsibilities of both Higgins and Levin.

Schneps Media is a New York-based publisher of more than 50 newspapers and magazines, including weeklies such as The Park Slope Courier, Gay City News and Caribbean Life, as well as Bayside Times, The Villager and Long Island Press.

The Washington Post’s Express, another free commuter paper, was shuttered last month.

Both Express and amNew York experienced declines in circulation and advertising.

amNewYork is launching a new web site next week.

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