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Insider Brooklyn

Author : Rachel Felder
ISBN : 9780062397447
Genre : Travel
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A trend and shopping expert and fourth-generation New Yorker’s chic, full-color guide to the best boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes, and bars in New York City’s “It” borough, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops for both style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike. The fourth most popular travel destination in the world, New York City draws millions of visitors annually, including more than fifty-four million people in 2014 alone. At the center of this white-hot destination is none other than the borough of Brooklyn—the mecca of twenty-first century cool and style. Now, native New Yorker Rachel Felder, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, has created a portable, beautifully designed, personally curated anthology that brings this fashionable borough into focus as never before, featuring not-to-be-missed highlights and covering everything—from food to furniture to fashion—it has to offer. Rachel takes you into some of the borough’s most diverse and charming neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, and DUMBO. She begins with valuable travel advice, including a precisely selected list of hotels, cafes, bars, bakeries, festivals, salons, and markets. She provides a sample itinerary for trip planning, as well as a comprehensive list of Brooklyn’s main attractions—including its major landmarks, parks and gardens, museums and zoos, noteworthy restaurants, bars and breweries, and artisanal food shops. She then takes you into individual neighborhoods, exploring each thoroughly by shop type and goods, providing the complete address, phone number, and website for each. Insider Brooklyn is filled with must-have advice on trendsetting furniture and décor; antiques and vintage; clothing for men, women, and children; jewelry, both affordable and high-end; beauty—makeup, perfume, and salons; health and wellness, including juices, gear, and fitness specialists; children’s goods; stylish kitchen essentials and decorating for the table; unique art and objects; rare oddities and curiosities; and favorite bookstores, specialty grocers, and niche shops. The stores have been chosen with an expert’s eye, including new discoveries, popular mainstays, and neighborhood gems worth visiting. Bursting with invaluable insights, helpful tips, and must-see destinations, Insider Brooklyn is an indispensable resource and a visual feast for tourists and business visitors headed to the city, locals—both Brooklynites and other New Yorkers—and armchair travelers who simply want to dream about and shop it from home.
Category: Travel

The Ultimate Nascar Insider S Track Guide

Author : Liz Allison
ISBN : 9781599951799
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With 70 million fans, NASCAR is the #2 spectator sport, after football. But unlike football, going to a race is a full weekend of events. From the tailgating, to the qualifying, to the checkered flag and post-parties--there's enough to fill several days at every event, and that's just at the track. Liz has maximized her personal connections with NASCAR insiders to determine what NASCAR fans really want to know when visiting the tracks, and gives practical answers to the most frequently asked questions, including: -- What to do in a medical emergency, and area hospitals with emergency care, -- Area attractions beyond the track, including popular golf courses where you might just spot your favorite driver between races, -- Where to find veterinary services for the furry four-legged members of your family, and much more! From dining, to shopping, to lodging, not to mention what to wear and pack (and what not to) this is a practical guide that no NASCAR fan should be without!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jews Of Brooklyn

Author : Ilana Abramovitch
ISBN : 1584650036
Genre : Social Science
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Flatbush Avenue, Borough Park, Coney Island and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Bridge, Loehman's and Lundy's, Mrs. Stahl's potato knishes, the Dodgers, Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen, front stoops and back porches, Hasids and Socialists, a place, a feeling, a state of mind -- Brooklyn and American Jewry grew up together in the 20th century. From the first documented settlement of Jews in Brooklyn in the 1830s to the present day, Jewish presence -- always between a quarter to a third of Brooklyn's entire population -- has been key to the development of the borough. Jewish families and foodways, businesses, schools, and synagogues, simchas and celebrations, have been an essential component of Brooklyn life. In Jews of Brooklyn, over forty historians, folklorists, museum curators, musicians, and ordinary Brooklyn Jews with something to say about egg creams and Brooklyn accents, present a vivid, living record of this astonishing cultural heritage. Essays in the first section, "Coming to Brooklyn" explore the creative and often bewildering foundations of immigrant life. Juxtaposed are arrival experiences of eastern European Jews, Syrian Jews, Jews from Israel, and Holocaust survivors, and the kinds of shops, factories, synagogues, and schools they established there. "Living in Brooklyn," looks at neighborhoods, culture, and institutions from the 1930s to the present. Evocative portraits of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Williamsburg describe street life and local characters, offering an intimate look at Jewish family life, even as they convey a sense of evolving neighborhoods and changing times. "Leaving Brooklyn / Returning to Brooklyn" features essays on famous Brooklynites such as Barbra Streisand and Danny Kaye as well as numerous personal reminiscences and family portraits of ordinary folk, making it clear that Brooklyn, for better and for worse, maintains a lasting presence in the lives of Jews born and raised there. Ilana Abramovitch's Introduction provides general historical context. The book also features a detailed timeline of Jewish immigration to and settlement in borough's neighborhoods, and of key events and turning points in the history of Jewish Brooklyn, as well as a Selected Bibliography.
Category: Social Science

The Reading Group Insider

Author : The eBook Insider
ISBN : 9780307949929
Genre : Fiction
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The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place to find excerpts to browse for help with choosing good discussion titles; Q&As with the authors of some tried and true reading group picks; recipes to complement what you're reading; tips on how to start or join a reading group of your own; travel and field trip ideas to spice up your meetings; and much more. Suggested discussion questions are provided for different genres and types of books, including book-to-film adaptations and memoirs. Over 50 suggestions of reading group titles from both favorite and emerging authors are presented within as well, all with extra content or reading group guides included so that the resources you need are right at your fingertips. Once you've consulted The Reading Group Insider, you'll be eager to start reading, meeting and discussing! (A Publication of The eBook Insider Series)
Category: Fiction

Fodor S Brooklyn

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN : 9781640970311
Genre : Travel
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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. In less than a generation, Brooklyn has transformed itself into a global capital of culture and creativity. It buzzes with energy, excitement, and the inherent tension of coupling reinvention with a dedication to authenticity. Each of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods has its own allure, including the art and culinary scene in Williamsburg, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, and the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. It’s is a melting pot of makers and the food scene here is second to none, with locally minded, innovative chefs all over the borough. This travel guide includes: UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: This new guide goes far beyond the Brooklyn coverage in Fodor's New York City. It includes 30 top neighborhoods and covers Brooklyn landmarks as well as exciting new restaurants, hotels, night spots, attractions, and events. SPECIAL FEATURES: Fodor's Brooklyn highlights the borough's top attractions, experiences, and festivals and events, and the best ways to see the borough in summer, in winter, and with kids. A special section is devoted to our Best Bet recommendations for everything from the best places to eat pizza to top art galleries, alfresco dining and drinking, shops, bars, and performance venues. Notable neighborhood residents are also interviewed. CHIC DESIGN: Illustrations and hand-drawn color maps by noteworthy local Brooklyn illustrator Claudia Pearson showcase the content. INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: An opening chapter about Brooklyn helps travelers decide what neighborhood to visit with Best Bets lists and features on where to go, what to do with kids, and top things to do in summer and winter. Other chapters focus on top things to do in specific neighborhoods. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Brooklyn offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. COVERS: The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Gowanus, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront District, Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, South Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island. Planning to visit New York? Check our Fodor's New York City guide.
Category: Travel

Off Track Planet S Brooklyn Travel Guide For The Young Sexy And Broke

Author : Off Track Planet,
ISBN : 9780762457144
Genre : Travel
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Following in the successful footsteps of Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke, this brand-new book in the Off Track Planet series will focus entirely on Brooklyn, a huge destination spot for the 20s and 30s crowd. In recent years, Brooklyn has boomed in popularity and people visit from all over the world to explore the restaurant scene, bars, and culture that thrive in this popular city. This edgy reference book is divided into two parts. The first part covers what to expect in Brooklyn including fashion, health and safety, budgeting, and where to stay. The second part is organized by neighborhood and what to do for fun including bars and partying, places to visit, shopping, eating, festivals, tattoo shops, sightseeing, and more. Complete with predeparture suggestions as well as OTP tips and fun facts, this comprehensive travel guide also includes 200+ photos and illustrated maps for each neighborhood and is the only go-to guide to Brooklyn you'll need.
Category: Travel

Brooklyn Noir

Author : Tim McLoughlin
ISBN : 9781936070152
Genre : Fiction
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New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn’s historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood. Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the mystery genre with the best of New York’s literary fiction community—and, of course, leaves room for new blood. These brilliant and chilling stories see crime striking in communities of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and many other ethnicities—in the most diverse urban location on the planet. Contributors include Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, and many others. Akashic Books announces Brooklyn novelist Tim McLoughlin as the editor of the anthology (in addition to his contributing a story). McLoughlin’s respect on any Brooklyn street predates the publication of his debut novel Heart of the Old Country (Akashic, 2001), a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program that was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “an inspired cross between Richard Price and Ross McDonald.” For years, McLoughlin has worked in the Kings County Supreme Court in downtown Brooklyn. Praise for McLoughlin’s Heart of the Old Country: ”. . . cracks with the authenticity that only a writer with a perfect ear can accomplish.”—Bob Leuci, author of Blaze ”McLoughlin writes about South Brooklyn with a fidelity to people and place reminiscent of James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan and George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London.”—Sidney Offit, author of Memoir of the Bookie’s Son
Category: Fiction

Brooklyn

Author : Liz Farrelly
ISBN : 186154264X
Genre : Architecture
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Welcome to Brooklyn, New York; it might not look like much but this is one of the world's most creative neighborhoods. Brooklyn: New Style features fashion, graphics, photography, furniture, architecture, product design, music and art from some of the most innovative practitioners working in the USA today.
Category: Architecture

111 Places In Brooklyn That You Must Not Miss

Author : John Major
ISBN : 3740803800
Genre : Travel
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* The ultimate insider's guide to Brooklyn* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 2.5 million people call Brooklyn home) and the tourist market (more than 60 million people visit New York City every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsIt doesn't take a passport to visit Brooklyn, as some Manhattanites might lead you to believe. Still, Brooklyn can feel a world away. And that's precisely what locals love about it. It's independent. Fiercely headstrong about maintaining its individuality. Tolerant of the different, the foreign, the weird. But what outsiders might be surprised to learn is that Brooklyn is less an undifferentiated mass than a collection of neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character and history. From Bay Ridge, Bed-Stuy and Bergen Beach to Weeksville, Williamsburg and Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn is a patchwork quilt of communities stitched together with mismatched threads from nearly everywhere in the world. Celebrating its in-your-face diversity, but continually churning those differences into something fresh and unique, Brooklyn embodies a hip and cool version of the American experiment. E pluribus unum - from many comes one. Here are 111 places to start your explorations.
Category: Travel

Love And Death In Brooklyn

Author : Glenville Lovell
ISBN : 1101205091
Genre : Fiction
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With its introduction of a bold new voice in crime fiction, Glenville Lovell’s first mystery, Too Beautiful to Die, was called a “page-turner” (New York Daily News) and “stylish entertainment” (Booklist). Now Lovell is back, with a timely novel of a brilliant young African-American politician gunned down as his career is about to take off. Just when ex-cop Blades Overstreet finally has his life back on track, the son of his good friend and mentor is murdered before his eyes. Blades knows he won’t be able to rest until the killer is brought to justice. He begins a search that leads him on a dangerous journey into the heart of the Russian mob and, ultimately, into a confrontation with a past he had hoped was buried long ago.
Category: Fiction