That’s four more boroughs that the site’s embedded beat reporters will mine for viral tabloid gems like Snackman and Drunk Puppy Buying. But the increased coverage also reveals a darker side of local life. Judging from our brief scan of the new verticals, subway accidents are frighteningly prevalent. Look: a man was struck by an R train in Park Slope, an unidentified person received a “severe laceration to the leg” from an R train in Sunset Park, a man was struck and killed by a 7 train in Corona, and another man was struck and killed by a G train in Carroll Gardens. Walking does not appear to be any safer.
If you think you can stomach it, the company announced that they will hire 15 additional reporters.