pss_7thave_9thst_bikeThis 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.


shannon geis, editor of park slope stoopShannon Geis is the Editor of Park Slope Stoop and South Slope News. She has lived in Brooklyn for five years, working as a a freelance reporter and multimedia producer covering neighborhoods across the borough. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Oral History from Columbia University. When she’s not reporting, you can find her reading 20th century fiction, listening to the radio, crocheting hats, or running laps in Prospect Park. If you have a question, tip, photo, or anything else you’d like to share, give her a shout at or 347-829-5978.

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 NewsKensington BK, Bensonghurst Bean, and Sheepshead Bites. Mary was previously the editor of the Ditmas Park Corner and the Ditmas Park Blog. You can reach her at or 347-748-1921.


Dina Rabiner is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Corner Media. When you’d like to advertise on any of our sites (Ditmas Park CornerPark Slope StoopSouth Slope NewsKensington BK, Fort Greene Focus, Sheepshead Bites, Bensonhurst Bean, City Kid Camp), please reach out to her by filling out this form. She can be reached at or 646-228-4151.

profile nedNed Berke is the Senior Editor in charge of Editorial Technology at Corner Media. Ned joined Corner Media in 2014, and is responsible for making sure our neighborhood news sites are up and we are getting the news to you in the best way possible. He is the founder of Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean, and cannot resist contributing to either. He can be reached at or 347-985-0633.


Liena Zagare is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Corner Media. Liena has seven years of experience bringing neighbors news they care about, and helping local businesses succeed. You can reach her at




Amber Ceffalio  Editor, City Kid Camp. Amber also 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. Amber can be reached at


Arianna Rebolini is a writer and editor living in Park Slope, raised on Long Island. She is a bookworm, comedy nerd, and television apologist. Arianna was the editor of this site in 2013; you can find her on BuzzFeed and on Twitter.



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



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.



Writer Deb Klein and a pupDeb Klein has called the Park Slope area home for over 10 years, and can often be seen walking her dog or riding her bike in and around the area, sniffing out new haunts and supporting old favorites. She has promoted the area in the past – with a special eye on Gowanus – both thru her PR company and her craft market series. She specializes in human (and canine) interest stories AND anything Gowanus-oriented; feel free to contact her at


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, 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


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



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 or 917-945-1341.


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





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.