Edgy counterpart to Manhattan, Brooklyn’s main draw is its thriving and diverse neighborhoods, from Fort Green and Carroll Gardens, to Park Slope and Bed-Stuy.
"People fault me and Spike for opening our big mouths about Brooklyn. We should have kept them shut!"
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
Seven small restaurants with new icon status
An illustrated Brooklyn guide for kids
Actress Rosie Perez on growing up in Bushwick
Quick bios to famous New York mobsters
The original egg cream recipe
An interview with the founder of Humans of New York
A 1949 account of Jackie Robinson’s racial triumphs
A deep dive into hip hop’s cultural roots
The golden era of comic books
Where to eat the finest slice of pizza
THIS BOOK DOES A BEAUTIFUL JOB HIGHLIGHTING SOME TRUE TREASURES IN THE BOROUGH WITH STORIES THAT YOU'LL WANT TO REPEAT TO FRIENDS. AS A NEW YORKER, I LOVE THIS FIELD GUIDE AND HAVE REFERENCED IT THE MOST!
- JESSICA M
Author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak! and Brother, I’m Dying (National Book Award finalist in 2007), the Haitian-born Edwidge Danicat moved to East Flatbush in Brooklyn when she was 12. She shares her story in the guide.
ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
Tamaki’s hand-drawn creations have been featured everywhere from The New York Times and Vogue, to brands such as Bumble and Kate Spade. She lives and works in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
STORIES - BROOKLYN