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by Bensonhurst Bean on Apr 16th, 2011

Bensonhurst Bean is the first online-only community news site serving Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

We cover the diversity of the neighborhood and the news, issues, events and businesses that matter to its residents.

Launched in June 2011, Bensonhurst Bean 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 Bensonhurst residents.

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!

Who We Are

Ned Berke (Editor & Publisher) is a lifelong Sheepshead Bay resident. A Rutgers University alum, he has worked in community press, trade publications and international/travel reporting before launching Sheepshead Bites in 2008 and Bensonhurst Bean in 2011. His work has won accolades from New York City news outlets, including being named Best Local Blog in 2010 (The L Magazine) and Best Local Affairs Website in 2011 (CBS), and Ned has been named one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars (2012) in New York City by City & State, a leading outlet for politics and media.s. (E-mail)

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