AM New York and other free community newspapers serve a need

Free community newspapers across the country are not just surviving they are thriving despite so many people getting their news online. In the hustle and bustle of New York City, free newspaper stands share the sidewalks with New Yorkers.

AM New York is a free newspaper that printed its first copy in October 2003. The daily newspaper fits into the hectic lifestyle of New Yorkers. It is broken down into sections dedicated to local news. The paper's audience is young professionals.

AM New York prints about 166,000 copies a day. It has 1 million readers for the print and online editions.

The newspapers are distributed throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and even in the PATH system in New Jersey. You can pick up a copy at one of the 1,600 red boxes and racks that line the sidewalks of high-traffic pedestrian areas.