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Site Twitter handle

@ftgfocus

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/FortGreeneFocus

Year launched

2009

City

Brooklyn

State

New York

Fort Greene Focus
Brooklyn, New York
Liena Zagare

Covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Fort Green Focus started in 2009 as The Local, a neighborhood-specific site from The New York Times. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism ran the site in 2013 and 2014 as The Nabe. It was then acquired by Corner News Media and renamed Fort Greene Focus. The others are: Park Slop StoopDitmas Park CornerSouth Slope News and KensingtonBK. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke. Revenue: Advertising.