Bay Currents, founded by an entrepreneurial journalist in August 2004, is an independent newspaper focusing on oceanfront Brooklyn, New York, United States, including Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island. The newspaper is published bi-weekly by Brooklyn Media. It has a readership of about 30,000.
Bay Currents has run a campaign to keep Wal-Mart from opening a store in the borough of Brooklyn, among other enterprising stories. It is also known for its coverage of the District 47 Assembly election placing the first Russian-American in state office.
Bay Currents is known for its coverage of many pressing issues facing the oceanfront community. It has covered the personal use of cell phones by drivers of the popular Access-A-Rise van service while transporting their passengers. Bay Currents was the first to reveal that a local radiology clinic suddenly closed down and left hundreds of patients without the means to retrieve the results of their exams.
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