You know how "Metroland" shut it's doors and stopped publishing in January? Well, there's a new paper in town trying to fill the shoes of the 38 year old alternative paper.

The Daily Gazette, with Overit Studios and Proctors, invested $400,000 to start an alternative weekly to fill that hole in the market.  The Gazette tried, unsuccessfully, to buy "Metroland" before it collapsed.

Some of the staff from "Metroland" can be found writing for the new paper.

The free weekly copy of The Alt can be found onTuesdays in more than 300 locations like restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, hotels, the New York State Capitol Building and some supermarkets in Schenectady, Albany, Troy, Saratoga and the communities in between.

You can check out the new website for The Alt... designed by Overit,

The Alt is weekly so they're hoping to be able to spend more time on different types of stories than traditional daily newspapers.

To read more, click here.


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