As major newsrooms all over the world continue to hemorrhage reporters and coverage, alternative news media on the web have filled some of the void. One such niche for some has been to focus on covering local news and lifestyle. That's what Gothamist and DNAInfo were doing successfully.
Both sites were owned by, (surprise), another RW oligarch, which is often the case for sectors across the board in our "free market" capitalist country. This guy is the Ameritrade CEO, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and who himself has donated money to Donald Trump.