L Magazine must have known we needed some lettered love. The publication of the city’s uber-hip took a rare look down under (ie. below Park Slope) in a search for the borough’s best local blog. And what they found is that Sheepshead Bites is hard at work bringing you original reporting about one of the city’s most under-appreciated neighborhoods.
In their “Best of Brooklyn (and Manhattan Too)” feature, the magazine singled out Sheepshead Bites as the “Best Local Blogger.” They wrote:
You wouldn’t think you’d care what was happening way the hell out in Sheepshead Bay, but Ned Berke’s tireless reportage at Sheepshead Bites is endlessly fascinating—a mysterious dead body washed ashore? Racist Tea Partiers want to stop a mosque? Rest assured, his blog isn’t just links to Courier Life stories—the one-time journalism student is on the scene, snapping pictures and interviewing witnesses, when he’s not collecting tips and photos from readers.
Well, I’d love to take all the credit, but Sheepshead Bites isn’t just a one-man band. I’ve got to thank Ray Johnson, Samantha LoSapio, Rachel Vasilets, Daniel Gershburg, Joseph Reisman, Arthur Borko, Erica Sherman, Ariela Baranova and all the countless tipsters who help keep this site so rich with content.
Now, there’s no cash reward or champagne-fueled party to go along with the title. In fact, no one from L Magazine even notified us (that came by way of Facebook reader Kathleen L.). It’s all good, though. I’m appreciative because it gives me the chance to once again say thank you – not just to the writers – but to all you awesome readers who keep this site going and constantly evangelize the blog and the neighborhood. Keep it up!
Now… back to work…