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Sonja Sharp

Reporter/Producer @sovietsonja ssharp@dnainfo.com

Sonja Sharp is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.

Before joining DNAinfo, Sonja ran a hyperlocal news site in the working-class suburbs of Oakland, Calif., where she produced investigative series while hanging out with ex-gang-banger urban farmers and pregnant 14-year-olds.

Sonja got her start in journalism covering crime for U.C. Berkeley’s award-winning Daily Californian. She moved to New York City after graduating with a degree in History and Spanish Literature in 2008, reporting Brooklyn for the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Queens for the Daily News. Her stories of kibbitzing with Yiddish-speaking hipsters, poring over Nigerian gossip rags in Queens, braving toilets at JFK’s Central Taxi Hold and downing shots of 192-proof liquor with Lubavitchers in Brooklyn have also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Huffington Post and Mother Jones magazine.

Sonja lives with her husband, a mad scientist and entrepreneur, in Crown Heights.

Fun Fact: While living in a commune in Berkeley, Sonja rocked coveralls and used a diamond-tipped buzzsaw while making experimental pavement for the California Transportation Authority.

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February 7, 2014

Crown Heights' new Shoestring Press printmaking collective will fête its opening on Saturday.

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February 5, 2014

The Park Slope pair behind Bar Toto plans to open Ogliastro, a new pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

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February 4, 2014

Mark McLeod, 33, killed his friend's pit bull and accidentally shot himself in the neck, police said.

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February 3, 2014

Affordable housing developer CAMBA plans to replace Kings County Hospital's G-Building with apartments.

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January 30, 2014

A dozen people were charged with selling crack cocaine, heroin and generic Xanax to undercover officers.

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January 29, 2014

A former auto parts warehouse will become a shared workspace for light manufacturers in Crown Heights.

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January 29, 2014

Kalkin Narvilas, who owns Italian eatery Cent'Anni in Crown Heights, is planning a new gastropub.

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January 22, 2014

The city will give out free flu shots in Crown Heights Saturday to boost vaccination rates.