Brooklyn: People and Places, past and Present

Brooklyn: People and Places, past and Present

by Grace Glueck
     
 

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More than 2.8 million people currently call Brooklyn home, and over the past few decades, the boom of art galleries, stores, and nightlife in this proud borough of New York has drawn visitors from near and far. Yet the fascinating mix of people, places, and institutions that define Brooklyn today existed long before the current cultural renaissance.

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More than 2.8 million people currently call Brooklyn home, and over the past few decades, the boom of art galleries, stores, and nightlife in this proud borough of New York has drawn visitors from near and far. Yet the fascinating mix of people, places, and institutions that define Brooklyn today existed long before the current cultural renaissance.

In this profusely illustrated book, writers Grace Glueck and Paul Gardner provide a historic tour of the borough, from the Brooklyn Bridge and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Prospect Park and Coney Island. The reader is also introduced to the dynamic people of Brooklyn, from Hasidic Williamsburg to the African American community in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and some of its most celebrated natives, including Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Barbra Streisand, Mae West, and Truman Capote.

Author Bio: Grace Glueck is former art news editor of The New York Times and author of New York: The Painted City. Paul Gardner is the co-author of Lynn, a memoir of dancer Lynn Seymour.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810991781
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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