Brooklyn Bureau

The Brooklyn Bureau is a news and information project of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and City Limits, an independent, investigative journalism organization with a 35-year history of reporting in New York City.

Reaching deep into Brooklyn, particularly in under-covered neighborhoods, City Limits’ team of reporters produce ongoing accountability journalism for The Brooklyn Bureau at on local issues and activities of the borough’s nonprofit sector, civic and social institutions, and communities.

As a ‘city’ of more than 2.5 million people, we need to have stronger and deeper coverage of neighborhoods, including the impact of public policies, and the work of our amazing nonprofit sector. We are proud to partner with City Limits on this much-needed media initiative so that the Brooklyn story can be told more clearly, accurately, and comprehensively.

The Brooklyn Bureau is a winner of the 2011 Knight Community Information Challenge, which encourages community and place-based foundations to support news and information projects. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has matched the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s initial project funding for a total of $100,000 over its first two years.