This site is for and about Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Stoop is like catching up with your neighbors on your apartment steps, if your apartment steps were digital. You meet new faces, learn something you didn’t know, remark on an animal passing by, and do something to make the neighborhood better.

For information about story ideas or advertising, please see below. You can also reach us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and we welcome photo contributions at our Flickr group and by tagging pics #parkslope on Instagram.

Editor

We’re looking for a full-time editor! Do you love Park Slope, and have a desire to share that love while helping to make your neighborhood a better place for everyone who lives here? Is it hard for you not to notice when a new business is opening, or take a million photos even though it’s the millionth time you’ve walked down 5th Avenue? If you have a passion for local news and engagement in your community, can write quickly and accurately, and have a deep understanding of content management systems and social media, this could be the position for you.

See this page for more information about the position and how to apply.

Managing Editor

Mary Bakija is the Managing Editor of Corner News Media, overseeing content of a network of neighborhood news sites that currently includes Ditmas Park CornerPark Slope Stoop, South Slope News and Kensington BK. Mary was previously the editor of the Ditmas Park Corner and the Ditmas Park Blog. You can reach her at Mary@cornernewsmedia.com or 347-748-1921.

 

 

Publisher

Liena ZagareLiena Zagare is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Corner News Media, a network of 4 neighborhood news sites in Brooklyn. Liena has 8 years of experience bringing neighbors news they care about, and helping local businesses succeed.  Liena is super approachable and brilliant when it comes to ideas on how best to promote your business and reach your customers.

When you’d like to advertise on any of our sites (Ditmas Park CornerPark Slope StoopSouth Slope News, and Kensington BK), please reach out to her at Liena@cornernewsmedia.com or call her at 917-496-5888.

 

Contributors

Arianna Rebolini is a writer and editor living in Park Slope, raised on Long Island. She is a bookworm, comedy nerd, and television apologist. You can find her on now beacon, now sea and on Twitter, and she can be reached at arebolini@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Christine BushChristine Bush is a native Texan, wife, mama, blogger, craftaholic and lover of all things Doctor Who. She is the Editor of South Slope News, but she frequently finds herself in the North Slope as well. Contact her at editor@southslopenews.com.

 

 

 

jolene sianaJolene Siana is the author of the memoir Go Ask Ogre and has been published in Venus Magazine and Boxx Magazine. She enjoys writing, painting, photography, and all things crafty in addition to traveling and attending concerts. She lives happily in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

Matthew TaubMatthew Taub is a lawyer who writes fiction and freelances in his spare time. He lives in Park Slope, but also bikes all over. He is the author of a novel, Death of the Dying City (about NYC’s gentrification in the ’90s), forthcoming from an indie publisher. More about him can be found atwww.matthewataub.com, on Twitter @MatthewTaub1, and Instagram matthewtaub1.

 

Jay ShawAs style writer, Jay Shaw‘s strong commitment to the art world and appreciation for everyday aesthetics led her out of Manhattan to fresh, spirited Brooklyn. You can find her reading the New Yorker on the promenade, perusing museums, or sneaking back to Harlem for a night of jazz. All the while in heels. Find her on Twitter @jannashaw, or contact her at janna@jannashaw.com.

 

 

Harris SpencerHarris Spencer is a photographer and performer based in Brooklyn. You might find him performing improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, exploring new neighborhoods with his camera, or reading in the fountain at Washington Square Park. Contact him at harriscspencer@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Emily HannonEmily Hannon is a chef, writer, yoga addict, and lover of all things Park Slope. Originally from New York, she also lived in the Caribbean for a decade swimming, lobster hunting, and running a restaurant. Having recently graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is especially interested in the connection between food and health. Please contact her with any story ideas at emilyhannon13@gmail.com or 917-945-1341.

 

 

Amber Ceffalio takes pictures around the city for her blog Sidewalk Photos. She also writes about the ethical dilemmas of American Sign Language interpreters, and occasionally writes about parenting and more for various websites.

 

 

 

Jean Gazis is a freelance writer, blogger, photographer, member of the Food Co-op and Park Slope Parents, and volunteer Prospect Park Zoo docent. You can reach her at jean@jeangazis.com

 

 

 

 

Rachel Sugar is a writer and editor based in the area who can be found on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Comments Policy

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.