The Brooklyn Nobody Knows An Urban Walking Guide

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069116682X
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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 things
  • Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour
  • Draws on the author’s 816-mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhood
  • Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

The New York Nobody Knows Walking 6 000 Miles In The City

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691144052
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As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever.

Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His journey took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and all walks of life. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan.

Truly unforgettable, The New York Nobody Knows will forever change how you view the world's greatest city.


The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883121
Size: 75.45 MB
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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.

The New York Nobody Knows

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848318
Size: 38.27 MB
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Truly unforgettable, The New York Nobody Knows will forever change how you view the world's greatest city.

The Brooklyn Experience

Author: Ellen Freudenheim
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813577454
Size: 79.92 MB
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Included in the book are essays and the pithy, sometimes funny comments of sixty cultural, literary, and culinary movers and shakers, culled from exclusive interviews with experts from the James Beard Foundation to the cofounder of the ...

Walking Brooklyn

Author: Adrienne Onofri
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975580
Size: 61.64 MB
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This two-color book features 30 routes, a clear neighborhood map for each walk, black-and-white photographs, and critical public transportation information for every trip.

Brooklyn

Author: Colm Toibin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501106473
Size: 46.57 MB
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Includes a preview of Colm Toibin's novel Nora Webster.

Brooklyn By Name

Author: Leonard Benardo
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814791492
Size: 68.12 MB
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From the earliest settlements to recent commemorations such as Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn By Name tells the tales of the poets, philosophers, baseball heroes, diplomats, warriors, and saints who have left their imprint on this polyethnic ...

The Me Nobody Knows

Author: Stephen M. Joseph
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595305296
Size: 19.22 MB
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"One of the most remarkable little books of the new publishing year...variously appealing, poignant and revealing.

Brooklyn

Author: Michael W. Robbins
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761116356
Size: 15.69 MB
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Michael W. Robbins and Wendy Palitz are passionate Brooklynites. He is a writer and former editor of Audubon magazine, and she is a designer and was the founding are director of Brooklyn Bridge magazine.

Battle For Bed Stuy

Author: Michael Woodsworth
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674545060
Size: 10.72 MB
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In telling their story Michael Woodsworth reinterprets the War on Poverty by revealing its roots in local activism and policy experiments.

Fodor S Brooklyn

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 1101878835
Size: 39.97 MB
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This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations · Major sights such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Bridge Park · Coverage of Williamsburg; Greenpoint; ...