BROOKLYN NOBODY KNOWS: AN URBAN WALKING GUIDE

BROOKLYN NOBODY KNOWS: AN URBAN WALKING GUIDE
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2016
Format: 
PB
Trim Size: 
8in. x 5.4in. x 1.3in.
ISBN: 
9780691166827
About This Item: 
A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York CityBill 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, 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
$24.95
Binding: 
PB

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