A sophisticated blend of ambience and attitude.
From cobblestones to churches, row houses, fishing boats, and tree-lined streets, Brooklyn boasts enriching public spaces and diversely beautiful landscapes.
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
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- 1 ED
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Read an Excerpt
This is a book about the built environment of Brooklyn, New York. I have lived in Brooklyn for twenty-one years. When I moved to New York from Chicago, I had no particular intention to settle in Brooklyn. I did so out of financial epediency. My neighborhood, Park Slop, was attracting many refugees from what, even in the immediate wake of New York City's fiscal crisis, were the soaring rents of Manhattan. I knew few such people at the time who actually preferred living in Brooklyn over Manhattan. That, in a very short time, I realized how much I preferred Brooklyn to any other place shows how fate is a funny thing.
Meet the Author
Francis Morrone has authored other books on Architecture, such as The Architectural Guidebook to New York City, and An Architcural Guidebook to Philadelphia. He lhas lived for tweny-some years in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
James Iska, wose work has been exhibited all over the world and has apeared in the Washington Post, Financial Times, Chicago Sun-TImes, and Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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