Saturday, August 25, 2018
Secret Brooklyn Paperback – July 15, 2017 by Michelle Young (Jonglez Publishing)
lt is astounding just how much there is to see in BB - no, not the late, great B. B. King, but "Beautiful Brooklyn"! This book follows the line of the older book (not too old!), SECRET NEW YORK. Most sites are given two pages, most of the left-hand page being a photograph, with the text on the right. All Brooklyn sites detailed in SECRET NEW YORK are featured here too, and many more. They are given in geographical order, from north to south to east. Brooklyn has vast numbers of off-beat attractions in the line of architecture, history, parks, natural scenery and general interest; it is strongly recommended, both for locals, for residents of the "other" four boroughs of the great City, and for tourists, to go out and see Brooklyn. This excellent book provides a superb starter; but in no way must it replace your own thorough research, both on the lnternet and in other books. Another must-have is a good, detailed old-fashioned map - recommended is Streetsmart Brooklyn BRK by vanDam.
One of the weirdest and most glorious museums this weird and glorious city has ever seen”, one of only two trees that have been designated as New York City landmarks, the oldest building in New York City, the hobbit doors of Dennet Place, a park with only one tree, learn how to breathe fire, swallow swords, hammer a nail into your skull and charm a snake, the oldest subway tunnel in the world, world's smallest Torah, a secret museum built into the hallway of a Williamsburg apartment, a farm inside Domino Sugar factory site, world's first commercial rooftop vineyard…
Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Brooklyn offers countless off-beat experiences and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track
An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Brooklyn well or would like to discover the other face of the city.