BK Reader is a digital daily news and information source covering Brooklyn– New York City’s fastest-growing borough.

Founded in 2013, BK Reader highlights the cultural vibrancy and ethnic diversity of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents through journalism in six areas: business development, health & wellness, lifestyle & culture, policy & government, non-profit & community and local events.

BK Reader is for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn. All of our writers and reporters are Brooklyn residents. The “Local Voices” section provides local residents a blogging platform to share their personal or professional insight and the “Young Voices” section encourages writers, ages 14-24, to express themselves about the world around them.

Subscribers to BK Reader’s newsletter receive the latest news updates emailed straight to their inbox at 3:00pm five days a week. Our community calendar is a place where local residents and community organizations can upload their events to share with readers for free.

And with Bloom news geolocation, readers can search the latest BK Reader coverage within blocks of their zip code.

BK Reader is Brooklyn’s most trusted source for local news and information because it belongs to the community. From city and state government officials, to mom-and-pop store owners; from community board members, to public housing residents; and from brownstone owners to recent college graduates, BK Reader truly is for the people, by the people.


Want to write for us? We’re looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.

For our media kit, click here.

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The Original Media Group is Proud to be Certified by New York City as a Minority- and Women-Owned business. If you need to satisfy the MWBE fulfilment for your next media project: Click here to contact us by email.