Founded in May 2008, Sheepshead Bites is a local news outlet chronicling the daily experiences of living in Brooklyn’s best neighborhood, Sheepshead Bay. Part community bulletin board, part newspaper – Sheepshead Bites brings you stories about breaking news, meeting coverage, events, businesses, and history. We report on your block and every block around you. We tell you about transportation and development issues, as well as the best restaurants to visit, unique stores, and upcoming events.

In short, we rock your hyperlocal news world.

Sheepshead Bites is owned by Corner Media, Inc., a leading publisher of online community news in Brooklyn.

Who We Are

Alex EllefsonAlex Ellefson is the editor of Sheepshead Bites. His work has appeared in VICE Magazine, The Indypendent, Waging Nonviolence, AlterNet, and the Jordan Times. Alex can be reached at editor@sheepsheadbites.com or 541-730-3641.


rachelRachel Silberstein is the editor of Bensonhurst Bean and associate editor of Sheepshead Bites. Her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, The New York Times, Feet In Two Worlds, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere on the web. Rachel can be reached at editor@bensonhurstbean.com.

Mary Bakija is the Managing Editor of Corner Media Group, overseeing content of a network of neighborhood news sites that currently includes Ditmas Park CornerPark Slope Stoop, South Slope NewsKensington BK,  Fort Greene FocusSheepshead BitesBensonhurst Bean. Mary was previously the editor of the Ditmas Park Corner and the Ditmas Park Blog. You can reach her at Mary@cornernewsmedia.com or 347-748-1921.

DinaFrameDina Rabiner is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Corner Media Group. When you’d like to advertise on any of our sites (Ditmas Park CornerPark Slope StoopSouth Slope NewsKensington BK, Fort Greene Focus, Sheepshead Bites, Bensonhurst Bean), please get in touch.  You can also reach her at Dina@cornernewsmedia.com or 646-228-4151.


Liena Zagare is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Corner  Media Group, a network of neighborhood news sites in Brooklyn. Liena has 7 years of experience bringing neighbors news they care about, and helping local businesses succeed. You can reach her at Liena@cornernewsmedia.com



Amber Ceffalio (editor of City Kid Camp) takes pictures around the city for her blog Sidewalk Photos. She also writes about the ethical dilemmas of American Sign Language interpreters, and occasionally writes about parenting and more for various websites. Amber can be reached at Amber@cornernewsmedia.com.




Sheepshead Bites was named “Best Local Blogger” in L Magazine’s 2010 “Best of Brooklyn and Manhattan” roundup. They praised us for our “endlessly fascinating” reportage of the under-served Sheepshead Bay neighborhood. In 2011, Sheepshead Bites was named by the editors of CBS News as Most Valuable Blog for Local Affairs. In 2012, Sheepshead Bites founder Ned Berke, was included in the prestigious City & State “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list of noteworthy media and political figures to watch.

Corner Media, Inc, is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Local Independent Online News Publishers Association.

Comments Policy

We encourage and appreciate comments from our neighbors and readers on our stories. However, those comments must contribute to a neighborly conversation, and in general they cannot be abusive, contain personal attacks, be inflammatory, or be overly profane. We reserve the right to make the decisions about which comments violate these ground rules, and will moderate the comments at our discretion.