I’ve read every guide book on Brooklyn and this is the best one. Freudenheim’s personable, singular voice benefits the book’s vast scope, particularly with her unique Old Brooklyn/New Brooklyn lens on everything.
A worthy alternative to “The Brooklyn Experience” and the only guide book recommended here that is in full color. Contributors are all Brooklynites, many notable.
Though it is slim and compact, the text is small, so there is a lot of information in this elegantly-designed guide to absorb. This wins the “Most Portable” prize.
Though last published in 2001, this book is filled with timeless interviews, stories, and facts about Brooklyn. Handsomely compiled, it is perhaps the richest and most definitive book on Brooklyn you will find.
This book gives you a peek into public and privates spaces. Subtitled “Renovation, Restoration, Innovation,” it highlights creativity in interior design, by both gentrifiers and Brooklyn natives.
This history of gentrification and all of the elements that created the Brooklyn neighborhoods we know today is a little dense and scholarly but very enlightening.
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