About Sheepshead Bites

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Sheepshead Bites is a neighborhood news site serving the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn. We cover the diversity of the neighborhood and the news, issues, events, and businesses that matter to its residents.

Launched in May 2008, Sheepshead Bites blends original reporting on community news with contributions from neighbors, and we tie it all up by bringing together all the important online information relevant to locals.

Where we excel is building community — online and off — and that comes by focusing on the needs of all residents. If you have an issue you’d like us to cover, or just want to share an amusing anecdote, get in touch!

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.

Sheepshead Bites is owned by Corner Media, Inc., a leading publisher of online community news in Brooklyn, with sites that include Bensonhurst Bean, Ditmas Park Corner, Fort Greene Focus, Park Slope Stoop, Sheepshead Bites, and City Kid Camp.



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.



bensonhurst bean editor rachel silbersteinRachel Silberstein is the Managing Editor of Corner Media, overseeing content on a network of local news sites that currently includes seven Brooklyn neighborhoods, as well as a site focused on children and parenting. You can reach her at rachel@cornermediagroup.com or 917-685-3579.



Dina Rabiner is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Corner Media. When you’d like to advertise on any of our sites (Bensonhurst Bean, Ditmas Park Corner, Fort Greene Focus, Park Slope Stoop, Sheepshead BitesCity Kid Camp), please reach out to her by filling out this form. You can also contact her at dina@cornermediagroup.com or 646-228-4151.


liena zagare

Liena Zagare is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Corner Media. Liena has more than eight years of experience bringing neighbors news they care about, and helping local businesses succeed. You can reach her at liena@cornermediagroup.com or 917-496-5888.



We are growing, and we’d love to add some new writers to our team! If you are passionate about Brooklyn, please get in touch about the possibilities for contributing writer opportunities. If you have a love of your neighborhood, and have a desire to share that love while helping to make your neighborhood a better place for everyone who lives here, join us!


Got a love for your neighborhood and a desire to express it? Looking to build up a portfolio of writing? We’d love to provide a regular forum for your work, and are open to your pitches — however, if you’d just like to get involved, we can help with ideas for pieces. To apply, send an email pitching what you’d like to do and why you’d like to do it, and please include some writing samples, to editor@sheepsheadbites.com.

Corner Media is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.


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.