Brooklyn: Where to Go, What to Do, How to Get There

Brooklyn: Where to Go, What to Do, How to Get There

by Ellen Freudenheim
     
 

Brooklyn on its own, would be America's fourth-largest city. From cobblestones and fishing boats to cutting-edge art and restaurants, it's New York City's most authentic borough. We've got more ethnic communities and one-of-a-kind neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. We've got things to do like you wouldn't believe. We've got more than two million realy New…  See more details below

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Brooklyn on its own, would be America's fourth-largest city. From cobblestones and fishing boats to cutting-edge art and restaurants, it's New York City's most authentic borough. We've got more ethnic communities and one-of-a-kind neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. We've got things to do like you wouldn't believe. We've got more than two million realy New Yorkers. And that ain't half the story.

A complete handbook for the resident or visitor, Brooklyn! includes:
Neighborhoods: From hip Williamsburg to classic Sheepshead Bay, every street has a story.
Restaurants: African, Middle Eastern, French, Latino, Russian, Italian, delis, soda fountains, and more.

Culture: World-class museums, theater, music, cinema, dance, art, you name it.
Activities: Horseback riding? Kayaking? Golf? In Brooklyn!? Who knew?
Shopping: Vintage clothes, trendy boutiques, fresh mozzerella, Russian furs, SCUBA gear, and just about anything else you can think of.

So what's not to like?

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This second edition of the 1991 guide Brooklyn: Where To Go, What To Do, How To Get There (St. Martin's) provides thoroughly annotated descriptions of attractions, shopping, and especially restaurants in New York's "most interesting, most human-scaled borough." Organized by neighborhood, it also catalogs events, "Best Bets," and children's "Best Bets." The restaurant listings, while more enthusiastic than critical, do reveal the enormous range of ethnic food in Brooklyn, from Cambodian to Mexican to Turkish. The book has depth: a mini-essay on the "Russian Night Club Experience," another on the emerging artists' community in Williamsburg, a list of basement stores run by stay-at-home Orthodox Jewish women in Borough Park, and mention of a church whose choir won a 1996 Grammy Award for gospel. While this is a tremendous resource, it is geared more to locals and frequent visitors--the author doesn't lay out, for example, a one-day tour for neophytes (though tour companies are listed). For collections where interest in New York City is strong.--Norman Oder, "Library Journal" Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312053956
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.83(d)

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