GreaterBabylon is growing, and the numbers show it.
Since launching in June 2017, the hyperlocal news site just saw its most visitor traffic yet with 55,468 page views this past month. It also registered over 40,000 unique visitors.
Here the are top stories from the record-breaking month:
- Don Ricardo’s closes after 30 years in Babylon Village
- Chipotle to fill vacant property last occupied by Tang’s in Lindenhurst
- Katch to re-open as Sully’s Wharf, a full-service restaurant at Tanner Park
GreaterBabylon, which covers news and happenings across Babylon Town, is a part of Greater Long Island Media Group, which also publishes GreaterPatchogue, GreaterBayShore, GreaterPortJeff, GreaterMoriches, and GreaterSayville.
All together, the operators of the sites expect to surpass 3 million views for 2019 alone.
“It has been absolutely incredible to watch the sites grow and to see the impact we are having in the local area,” said Greater Long Island’s content manager, Nicholas Esposito.
In addition to its banner month, Greater Long Island was recognized at this year’s Press Club of Long Island media award ceremony. Esposito took home two third-place finishes for his journalism work, including his education reporting on West Islip students who are trying to solve the world’s freshwater crisis.
“Our goal is always to provide high-quality journalism by highlighting the great things going on in our Long Island neighborhoods,” said Esposito. “And I think we are accomplishing just that.”
Top: File photo from Babylon Village’s Babylon Block Party last year.