Fort Greene Focus is a neighborhood news site serving the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill areas of Brooklyn. We cover the diversity of the neighborhood and the news, issues, events, and businesses that matter to its residents. Fort Greene 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! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Fort Greene Focus began 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. The site is now published 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, Kensington BK, Park Slope Stoop, Sheepshead Bites, South Slope News, and City Kid Corner.
WHO WE ARE
Heather J. Chin is a third-generation Brooklynite who grew up in Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay and has worked for six years as a reporter and editor covering neighborhoods all across Brooklyn and, briefly, Philadelphia, writing about health, education, business, food, theater, and more. She also enjoys singing, eating, and tweeting reactions to her favorite TV shows. Feel free to ask questions, suggest tips, and share photos at email@example.com or 347-506-4793.
Mary Bakija 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. Mary was previously the editor of the Ditmas Park Corner and the Ditmas Park Blog. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-748-1921.
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
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, Kensington BK, Park Slope Stoop, Sheepshead Bites, South Slope News, City Kid Corner), please reach out to her by filling out this form. You can also contact her at email@example.com or 646-228-4151.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-496-5888.
WORK WITH US!
We’re currently 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!
POSITION: CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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 email@example.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.