The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn / Edition 2

The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn / Edition 2

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by Kenneth T. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300103107

ISBN-13: 9780300103106

Pub. Date: 06/14/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press


Brooklyn—famed for its bridge, its long-departed Dodgers, its Botanic Garden, and its accent—is the most populous borough in New York City and arguably the most colorful. Its many neighborhoods boast diverse and shifting ethnic enclaves, an abundance of architectural styles, and an amazing number of churches and festivals. Generously illustrated with

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Brooklyn—famed for its bridge, its long-departed Dodgers, its Botanic Garden, and its accent—is the most populous borough in New York City and arguably the most colorful. Its many neighborhoods boast diverse and shifting ethnic enclaves, an abundance of architectural styles, and an amazing number of churches and festivals. Generously illustrated with both historical and contemporary photographs, The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn is an indispensable and entertaining guide.

Begun as an offshoot of The Encyclopedia of New York City, which provides much of the historical background, the book takes its character from the neighborhoods themselves, as detailed by the Citizens Committee for New York City and Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck. Taking us on a tour of some 90 neighborhoods (including ghost neighborhoods that no longer exist), the book identifies the boundaries of each one through a neighborhood profile and a street map. There is also an essay on each neighborhood as well as an insert with practical tips on subways, buses, libraries, police precincts, fire departments, and hospitals. In addition, each entry includes eclectic neighborhood facts: Erasmus Hall Academy, in Flatbush, boasts such famous graduates as Barbra Streisand and Bobby Fischer; during Poland’s 1990 elections, more than 5,000 absentee ballots were postmarked Greenpoint. The introduction by Kenneth T. Jackson gives an overview of Brooklyn, while an index allows readers to locate key sites within the borough.

In 1898, when it was the third largest city in the United States, the City of Brooklyn merged with New York City to become one of its five boroughs. A century later it is time to salute this unique community in a book that will be an essential resource for past, present, and future residents.

The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn is the first in a series on New York’s five boroughs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103106
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Series:
Neighborhoods of New York City
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
678,773
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. I grew up in Brooklyn. One of my sons gave me this book 2003. I have been gone from Brooklyn 60+ years, but my memories are still with me. This book has every community in Brooklyn, the maps are awesome, they are detailed with street names, the stories that are related for each area are full of history and explains the changes over the years. The stories make you feel you are. there. Coney Island was such a great place to have fun in. This book is so well written, you don't have to have been born in Brooklyn to read it, but ifyou were you have a good piece of history to enjoy. Do I miss living there, no I am too old to live in such a busy borough, but I have my memories. It was a great place to grow up in. Who ever buys this book. ENJOY IT. worth your time.
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