Daniel Stedman is the founder & owner Northside, the parent company of Brooklyn Magazine, The L Magazine, BAMbill, the Northside Festival, SummerScreen in McCarren Park and Taste Talks. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Together with his brother Scott, he launched The L Magazine in April of 2003, in a time when no one was talking about Brooklyn, but everyone was moving there. SummerScreen was launched in the McCarren Pool in the summer of 2005. The annual Northside Festival was created in June of 2007, and then followed Brooklyn Magazine, a partnership with BAM to produce the BAMbill, and Taste Talks.
As Brooklyn has become an international adjective meaning "what's next" Northside’s mission is to define and showcase that adjective through their three magazines and large-scale festivals.