The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Travel
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9781400883127
Rating 5/5 from 1 reviews
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A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City 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 Brooklyn Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03

A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City 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

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The New York Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25

"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for

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The Manhattan Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11

A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Manhattan, from the man who walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—six-thousand miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Manhattan—721 miles—to write this new,

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The Queens Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27

The only neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to New York City's largest borough, from the award-winning author of The New York Nobody Knows Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—some six-thousand miles—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Queens—1,012 miles in all—

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Walking Brooklyn
  • Author : Adrienne Onofri
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01

Brooklyn is comprised of dozens of vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive quality and history. But for most people, New York City is synonymous with Manhattan, and until recently few visitors have ventured beyond the famous Brooklyn Bridge to explore the city's largest borough. With Walking Brooklyn, Adrienne Onofri

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name
  • Author : John Feinstein
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17

A New York Times best-selling sportswriter takes readers deep within the secretive inner-workings of the minor leagues through the stories of eight men who are living on the cusp of the dream—some of who have tasted major league success and some of who have toiled for long careers. 100,000 first

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Brooklyn By Name
  • Author : Leonard Benardo,Jennifer Weiss
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01

Visit the blog for the book at www.brooklynbyname.com From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. Uncovering the remarkable stories behind the landmarks, Brooklyn By Name takes readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal

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When Brooklyn was the World  1920 1957
  • Author : Elliot Willensky
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 1986

Looks at life in Brooklyn during the twenties through the fifties, and discusses transportation, homes, restaurants, leisure activities, and businesses

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Brooklyn
  • Author : Thomas J. Campanella
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18

A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.

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Brooklyn
  • Author : Ellen Marie Snyder-Grenier
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 1996

Lavishly illustrated with prints, paintings, memorabilia, and objects from The Brooklyn Historical Society's unparalleled collection, Brooklyn! will bring every reader closer to the Brooklyn of legend and fact.

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When No One Is Watching
  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning… Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she

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Brooklyn
  • Author : Colm Toibin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of

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Everyone Poops
  • Author : Taro Gomi
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01

The beloved, bestselling potty-training classic, now re-released for a new generation! An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop. Everyone eats, so of course: everyone poops! Taro Gomi's classic, go-to picture book for straight-talk on all things "number 2" is back, as fresh and funny as ever. •

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An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2021-05-09

Read online An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn written by , published by Gibbs Smith which was released on . Download full An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Great Bridge
  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-06

A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

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