Sheepshead Bites Is Undergoing Upgrades This Weekend, Expect Downtime


Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean will be undergoing technical upgrades over the holiday weekend. Most readers should not see any change in their browser, but in some cases, or in the occasion that we hit an unexpected bump, the site may go down at intervals throughout the holiday weekend.

The updates involve moving our files and databases to faster systers with upgraded technology and higher capacity. For readers this should mean a faster browsing experience and swifter navigation of the site’s pages, delivering a better user experience overall. However, we will not be updating over the three-day holiday weekend. In the event that we need to report breaking news, we will do so using the various other platforms that carry our content. Please be sure to subscribe to one or all of the following to keep informed as we make our transition:

Sheepshead Bites:

Bensonhurst Bean:

We appreciate your patience during this downtime. Thanks for reading, and supporting local independent online news. We’ll see you Tuesday!


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  • Lostinservice

    Don’t forget to make multiple backups before making any changes. Also, put up an alternate index with the links in this post while the update is happening so people can access those links. Good luck and see you on the other side!

  • nolastname


    I hope.

  • NSF

    Looking forward to a better Bite and Bean.

  • Anonymous

    Does commenting still work? Cause if it does – then damn – this site rocks

  • nolastname

    I am holding my breath. Is it a go?
    It’s Monday, don’t give me something to complain about. LOL
    OOOhhh, three day holiday weekend! I will shut up now.

    • Ned Berke

      We need to give you reasons to complain? You always seemed to handle it pretty well on your own…


      • nolastname

        face/palm, I try.

  • levp

    “The updates involve moving our files and databases to faster systers with upgraded technology and higher capacity.”
    From Google: “Systers is the world’s largest email community of technical women in computing.”
    Good move!

  • nolastname

    Almost, can’t get on to comment to We’re back.


     Wow cause of your new system i will be taking my viewing somewhere else.

    • Ned Berke

      Such love.

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