Bklyner is about Brooklyn first and foremost. Our roots are in community reporting, and we care about the communities we cover. We strive to cover the diversity of the Brooklyn neighborhoods and the news, issues, events, and businesses that matter to their residents. If you have an issue you’d like us to cover, or think we can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bklyner started as a network of neighborhood news sites, some established as far back as 2008, and grew to include the following: Bensonhurst Bean (2011), Ditmas Park Corner (2012), Fort Greene Focus (2009), KensingtonBK (2012), Sheepshead Bites (2008), South Slope News (2013), and Sunset Park Voice(2016). In January 2017, they were all consolidated in one site, Bklyner. Bklyner went on pause in September 2021, following two grueling years covering the pandemic, serving almost 500,000 readers a month. It resumed as a newsletter-first publication in 2022.
Fort Greene Focus began its life in 2009 as The Local, published by the New York Times, and then the CUNY Journalism School ran the site as “The Nabe” in 2013 and 2014.
We are funded through subscriptions from our readers, as well as advertising from local businesses and institutions. You can read more about our work in this piece from The Atlantic: Who’s Left Covering Brooklyn With the Big Newspapers in Retreat?
Corner Media, Inc. is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the City of New York.
Corner Media Inc (the publisher of Bklyner) 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.