The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge

The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge


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The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge by Ellen Freudenheim

From Paris to Rio, everyone’s curious about hot, new Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Experience, Ellen Freudenheim’s fourth comprehensive Brooklyn guidebook, offers a true insider’s guide, complete with photographs, itineraries, and insights  into one of the most creative, dynamic cities in the modern world. 
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at dawn or sunset, discover thirty-eight unique Brooklyn neighborhoods, and experience the borough like a native. Find out where to go to the beach and to eat great pizza, what to do with the kids, how to enjoy free and cheap activities, and where to savor Brooklyn’s famous cuisines. Visit cool independent shops, greenmarkets, festivals, and delve into the vibrant new cultural scene at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclays Center, and the lively exploding neighborhoods of DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Bushwick.
Included in the book are essays and the pithy, sometimes funny comments of sixty cultural, literary, and culinary movers and shakers, culled from exclusive interviews with experts from the James Beard Foundation to the cofounder of the famous Brooklyn Book Festival, as well as MacArthur “genius” award winners, to young entrepreneurs, hipsters, and activists, all of whom have something to say about Brooklyn’s stunning renaissance.  Neighborhood profiles are rich in user-friendly information and details, including movies, celebrities, and novels associated with each neighborhood. There are also 800 listings of great restaurants, bars, shops, parks, cultural institutions, and historical sites, complete with contact information.  

Targeting the independent, curious traveler, The Brooklyn Experience includes a dozen “do-it-yourself” tours, including a visit to Woody Allen’s childhood neighborhood, and amazing Revolutionary and Civil War sites. 
Freudenheim draws clear—and sometimes surprising—connections between old and new Brooklyn. Written by an author with an astounding knowledge of all Brooklyn has to offer, The Brooklyn Experience will guide both first-time and repeat visitors, and will be a fun resource for Brooklynites who enjoy exploring their own hometown. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813577432
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 05/20/2016
Series: Rivergate Regionals Collection
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 634,108
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

ELLEN FREUDENHEIM is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, and has published widely. She is the author of eight books including a 2004 award-winning guidebook to Brooklyn and over a thousand articles online to help visitors and residents find their way around the Big Apple’s hippest and most diverse borough. Her books include Queens: What to Do, Where to Go (and How Not to Get Lost) in New York’s Undiscovered Borough, and most significantly, Brooklyn: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s Most Happening Borough

Table of Contents

Foreword by Steven Hindy, cofounder and chairman, Brooklyn Brewery

Preface and Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book 

Section 1: Welcome To Brooklyn 
Brooklyn at a Glance
The Brooklyn Bridge

Section 2: Old Brooklyn And New Brooklyn
Old and Historical Brooklyn
The New Brooklyn

Section 3: The Neighborhoods 
How to Visit a Brooklyn Neighborhood 
Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton
Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights
Boerum Hill
Borough Park
Brighton Beach
Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade
Canarsie and East New York
Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill
Clinton Hill
Columbia Waterfront District 
Coney Island
Crown Heights
Downtown Brooklyn and Fulton Mall
Dumbo, Fulton Ferry Waterfront, and Vinegar Hill
Fort Greene
Greenwood Heights 
Marine Park
Mill Basin and Floyd Bennett Field
Park Slope
Prospect Heights and Pacific Park
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Red Hook
Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach
Sunset Park 
Windsor Terrace and Kensington

Section 4: Where To Go, What To Do
Brooklyn's Cultural Science: Fifteen Best Bets
Eating and Drinking in Brooklyn: 400 Amazing Restaurants
Shopping in Brooklyn: Over 260 Places to Shop
Brooklyn's Waterfront and Parks

Section 5: Visitor Information
DIY Tours
Forty Things to Do with Kids
Monthly Calendar
Tips: Accommodations, Transportation, Safety, Blogs

Bibliography: Seventy-Five Works of Fiction Set in Brooklyn

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