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This generously illustrated book takes us on a tour of the ninety neighborhoods of Brooklyn, with their diverse ethnic enclaves, abundance of architectural styles, and many churches and festivals. For each neighborhood the book provides an essay, street maps, practical tips, and fascinating facts. The introduction gives an overview of Brooklyn, and an index allows readers to locate key sites.
"The big folio "Encyclopedia of New York City" that [Jackson] edited in 1995 has become an instant classic. . . . The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn continues the project of a pro-urban history, this time by detailing in charming and highly accessible form the facts about a city that works."—William R. Everdell, New York Times Book Review