by Ned Berke on May 12th, 2008
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.
Who we are
Ned Berke (Editor) is a lifelong Sheepshead Bay resident. After graduating Rutgers University, he returned to the neighborhood and freelanced for community papers including the Bay News and Bay Currents. He’s gone on to edit and write for one of the largest television trade magazine publishers in the world, before moving abroad to freelance from Lima, Peru. He returned in 2009 to work full-time on Sheepshead Bites and bring residents the news they need and deserve.
Michele De Meglio
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.