The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide Author William B. Helmreich
ISBN-10 069116682X
ISBN-13 9780691166827
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 424
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City 6 000 miles in all to write the award winning The New York Nobody Knows Now he has re walked Brooklyn some 816 miles to write this one of a kind walking guide to the city s hottest borough Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block by block journeys The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse booming and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world The guide covers every one of Brooklyn s forty four neighborhoods from Greenpoint to Coney Island providing a colorful portrait of each section s most interesting unusual and unknown people places and things Along the way you will learn about a Greenpoint park devoted to plants and trees that produce materials used in industry a hornsmith who practices his craft in Prospect Lefferts Gardens a collection of 1 140 stuffed animals hanging from a tree in Bergen Beach a five story Brownsville mural that depicts Zionist leader Theodor Herzl and that was the brainchild of black teenagers Brooklyn s most private yet public beach in Manhattan Beach and much much more An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today s Brooklyn the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home but it s almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore one of the most fascinating urban areas anywhere Covers every one of Brooklyn s 44 neighborhoods providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting unusual and unknown people places and thingsEach neighborhood section features a brief overview and history a detailed user friendly map keyed to the text and a lively guided walking tourDraws on the author s 816 mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhoodIncludes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

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