The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

The guide covers every one of Brooklyn’s forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section’s most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things.

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883127

Category: Travel

Page: 424

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A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—6,000 miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn—some 816 miles—to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's hottest borough. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse, booming, and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world. The guide covers every one of Brooklyn’s forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section’s most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things. Along the way you will learn about a Greenpoint park devoted to plants and trees that produce materials used in industry; a hornsmith who practices his craft in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens; a collection of 1,140 stuffed animals hanging from a tree in Bergen Beach; a five-story Brownsville mural that depicts Zionist leader Theodor Herzl—and that was the brainchild of black teenagers; Brooklyn’s most private—yet public—beach in Manhattan Beach; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today’s Brooklyn, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it’s almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore one of the most fascinating urban areas anywhere. Covers every one of Brooklyn’s 44 neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author’s 816-mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents
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The New York Nobody Knows

The book is enchanting in a wonderfully old-fashioned way.

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169705

Category: History

Page: 480

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"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever. Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayors Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, and Edward Koch. Their stories and his are the subject of this captivating and highly original book. We meet the Guyanese immigrant who grows beautiful flowers outside his modest Queens residence in order to always remember the homeland he left behind, the Brooklyn-raised grandchild of Italian immigrants who illuminates a window of his brownstone with the family's old neon grocery-store sign, and many, many others. Helmreich draws on firsthand insights to examine essential aspects of urban social life such as ethnicity, gentrification, and the use of space. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan."--Publisher's description.
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The Manhattan Nobody Knows

The guide covers every one of Manhattan's thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, from Marble Hill to the Financial District, providing a colorful portrait of each area's most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things.

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400890415

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Manhattan, from the man who walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—six-thousand miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Manhattan—721 miles—to write this new, one-of-a-kind walking guide to the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey, The Manhattan Nobody Knows captures the unique magic and excitement of the island and highlights hundreds of facts, places, and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. The guide covers every one of Manhattan's thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, from Marble Hill to the Financial District, providing a colorful portrait of each area's most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things. Along the way you'll be introduced to an elderly Inwood man who lives in a cave; a Greenwich Village townhouse where Weathermen terrorists set up a bomb factory; a Harlem apartment building whose residents included W.E.B. DuBois and Thurgood Marshall; a tiny community garden attached to the Lincoln Tunnel; a Washington Heights pizza joint that sells some of the biggest slices in town; the story behind the "Birdman" of Washington Square Park; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today's Manhattan, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it's almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this fascinating metropolis. Covers every one of Manhattan's neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author's 721-mile walk through every Manhattan neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents
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The Queens Nobody Knows

Covers every one of Queens's neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user ...

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691200026

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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The only neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to New York City's largest borough, from the award-winning author of The New York Nobody Knows Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—some six-thousand miles—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Queens—1,012 miles in all—to create this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's largest borough, from hauntingly beautiful parks to hidden parts of Flushing's Chinese community. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey through this fascinating, diverse, and underexplored borough, Helmreich highlights hundreds of facts and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. In Bellerose, you'll explore a museum filled with soul-searing artwork created by people with mental illness. In Douglaston, you'll gaze up in awe at the city's tallest tree. In Corona, you'll discover the former synagogue where Madonna lived when she first came to New York. In St. Albans, you'll see the former homes of jazz greats, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. In Woodhaven, you'll walk a block where recent immigrants from Mexico, Guyana, and China all proudly fly the American flag. And much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today's Queens, the book can be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it's almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this captivating borough. Covers every one of Queens's neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; photographs; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author's 1,012-mile walk through every Queens neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents
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Nobody Knows Me in Miami

A ten-year-old Jewish girl from a poor Brooklyn family in 1937 must decide whether to accept her rich aunt and uncle's offer to be adopted by them and go to live in Miami.

Author: Sheila Solomon Klass

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 0684168510

Category: Depressions

Page: 149

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A ten-year-old Jewish girl from a poor Brooklyn family in 1937 must decide whether to accept her rich aunt and uncle's offer to be adopted by them and go to live in Miami.
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The Brooklyn Magazine

Nobody knows which of his twenty-four ribs was taken for the nucleus. ... by the
fate of a village minister whom I knew, whose wife threw a cup of hot tea across
the table because they differed in sentiment — by all these scenes of disquietude
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ISBN: IND:32000000677114

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Nobody yet Knows Who I Am

In November 1942, I had joined the Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps, a program
for college freshmen and sophomores that had been designed to compete with
the Navy's V-12 program, which I had first hoped to enter. I knew little more about
 ...

Author: Robert Ayres Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469123981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Nobody Yet Knows Who I Am: A Personal History: 1943 - 1953 is the second volume in Robert Ayres Carters memoir. The first volume, Sundays Child, was published in 2005 by Xlibris. This volume opens with the authors military service as an enlisted man in the United States Army in World War II, highlighted by a tour of duty in the China- Burma Theater. Returning to the States in 1946, Mr. Carters story then resumes with his career as a book salesman, a student in New York City, a Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne in Paris, and as an Instructor of French at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. The book closes in 1953, with Mr. Carter once again back in New York City, this time determined on a career as a professional writer.
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The Belvederes of Brooklyn

Then he comes for you and Linda and he takes you back with him. Nobody
knows where you've gone. Your father doesn't even know. The only change in
your mom's plan is that I'll be helping Rick. I'll come back for you too, Adrian, I
promise.

Author: David Arturi

Publisher: ARTORIUS PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781425712471

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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An Italian-American novel that is bold and honest in its treatment of detailing the years of America´s Great Depression. The story, based on some true incidents, is, however, a fictional memoir, a stunning roman à clef, passionate in its themes, yet thought provoking, engrossing, and volcanic.
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The Urban Adventurers

He is from Brooklyn : nobody knows his name . ( The void left by the loss of the
Eagle has been increasingly filled in recent years by the weekly neighborhood
papers , of which the Park Slope News - Home Reporter is by far the best I ' ve
seen ...

Author: Thomas Boyle

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035033062

Category: American literature

Page: 260

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"This book is structured according to the issues which the selections raise: cities (streets and total), urban history, students, rock music, drugs, ghettoes, and America as an entity"--Introduction.
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Irrational Ravings

Without it , Brooklyn became a vast network of hamlets , whose boundaries were
rigidly drawn but whose connections with each other were vague at best , hostile
at worst . None of ... He is from Brooklyn ; nobody knows his name . ( The void ...

Author: Pete Hamill

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035146559

Category: United States

Page: 408

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The Brooklyn Novels

Jesus Christ ! ” cried Shorty , near tears himself . “ What do you want from me ? I
told you I don ' t know a thing about it ! " “ Yes , yes . He don ' t know from nothing .
Nobody knows . The money went away by itself like magic . ” What could he do ...

Author: Daniel Fuchs

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066896328

Category: Fiction

Page: 927

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Three classic novels in one volume: Summer in Williamsburg (1934), Homage to Blenholt (1936), and Low Company (1937). Fuchs wrote, "I devoted myself simply to the tenement: the life in the hallways, the commotion at the dumbwaiters, the assortment of characters in the building, their strivings and preoccupations, their troubles." These novels are as alive today as the day they were first printed, as exuberant. There are few novelists in America today who possess Fuchs's talent, his energy, his sense of life.
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Wordcatcher

He cites a clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle in 1883: “A new word has been
coined, d-u-d-e. ... Nobody knows where it came from, but it sprung into
popularity in the last two weeks and now everybody's using it.” Thus, what began
as a dud in ...

Author: Phil Cousineau

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 9781573444002

Category: Reference

Page: 202

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The English poet W.H. Auden was once asked to teach a poetry class. 200 students applied, but he only had space for 20. When asked how he chose his students, he said he picked only those who truly loved words. Wordcatcher is a book for just such people: people who are fascinated by words, their origins, history and meaning. Who would ever have thought the country of Canada was named after a mistake? Or that all the adventures of Ancient Greek sailors rest on the word 'nostalgia'? Cousineau's delightful and fascinating book is the perfect gift for anyone with a love of words.
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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

Ah , but nobody knows that the coin was connected with her death . Except you
and me , that is . And her husband , of course . " “ Quite . I can pay you ten
thousand dollars . I never argue price , sir . ” “ Neither do I. I'll take twenty . " “
Impossible ...

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: No Exit Press

ISBN: 184243151X

Category: Burglars

Page: 213

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is back - and he's armed with just the inside information he needs to steal Herb Colcannon's prized coin collection. When he finds out that the house is a set-up and others are after the money - which turns out to be just one coin, valued at 250,000 - he is forced to ask himself some hard questions: who is he going to sell it to, and how is he going to get away with it?
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Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society

... dropped to the ground , and burrowed under ; and the parents have died . In
Mississippi and Louisiana the seventeen - year locusts appear every thirteen
years . Nobody knows why . Mr. Davis would know if anybody knew , and he
doesn't .

Author: Brooklyn Entomological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D003377526

Category: Entomology

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The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

Nobody knows . But this very limitation suggests an important - a most important -
point . And that is , that there ought to be , in each metropolitan city , one theatre
free from the limitations of commercial necessity , and able to test the claims of ...

Author: Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106255528

Category: Art

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Court of Appeals

It does no-t say whether it was a fee or an easement, and nobody knows. We
know that .in Brooklyn nobody acquired the fee of the street, but only acquired it
for street purposes, and now the 'City acquires the fee of every street, and I want
to ...

Author: Court of Appeals

Publisher:

ISBN: LLMC:NYA37R9UX50H

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Metropolis

WED 11 The Brooklyn Nobody Knows Club Mid talk by Elliot Willensky , coauthor
of the AIA Guide to New York City . Free . At 12:30 p.m. Doris C. Freedman
Gallery , The Urban Center , 457 Madison Avenue . 935-3960 . THU 12
Cranbrook ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001898479

Category: Art

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Walt Whitman

... of Emerson and Whitmantrailed after the Brooklyn poet as he mingled with the
working people in his neighborhood . Conway asked a man in corduroy work
pants whether he knew the identity of the man in the beard and casual attire . ...
Nobody knows Walt but likes him ; nearly everybody knows him , and loves him . '
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Author: Jerome Loving

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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Loving offers a sharp focus of the man who is generally considered America's greatest poet. This splendid work reveals him as fully as anything can, except his poems.
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