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Over the years, you’ve come to rely on the reporting of BKLYNER, and so many of the neighborhood news sites we published before it – Ditmas Park Corner, Sheepshead Bites, Bensonhurst Bean, Park Slope Stoop, South Slope News, KensingtonBK, Sunset Park Voice, Fort Greene Focus.

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Still not sure? Watch Liena on BRIC TV’s 112BKErrol Louis’s monologue about us on NY1, or listen to Liena on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC.