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A (walking) tour de force... -- New York Daily News, July 2007

Charming... -- New York Times, July 2007

Easy to follow tours for an easy to love city. Adrienne Onofri makes you an honorary Brooklynite with her fact-packed guide of this dynamic and beloved city. -- About.com Guide to Brooklyn

Filled with "you-don't-say" moments. Adrienne distills the borough's history, neighborhoods, and culture into 30 illuminating walks, some in areas so wild...you can't believe they're in Brooklyn. -- Brooklyn Based, June 26th, 2007

About the Author

Adrienne Onofri is a native New Yorker, licensed sightseeing guide, and freelance writer and editor. As a journalist, she specializes in travel, theater, and the arts. She is a member of the Drama Desk and a columnist for BroadwayWorld.com. She has been an editor at Travel Agent, the OAG Travel Magazines group, and the American Society of Travel Agents' membership publications, and has written essays, profiles, reviews, and feature stories for various magazines, newspapers, and websites. Adrienne graduated from Northwestern University and received a master's from Pace University, where she has taught writing.
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Product Details

  • Series: Walking
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899974309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899974309
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Adrienne Onofri is a New York City-based journalist specializing in travel and entertainment. She has covered the travel industry and written about destinations and hotels worldwide as both a staff editor and freelance contributor to various publications. Her first book, "Walking Brooklyn: 30 Tours Exploring Historical Legacies, Neighborhood Culture, Side Streets, and Waterways," was published in 2007, and she is currently updating it for a second edition. Her second book, "Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough," was published in the fall of 2014. Adrienne is a licensed NYC sightseeing guide and has led tours in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan by foot, bus, car and trolley. She also has covered theater in New York for more than 20 years, reviewing shows on, off and off-off Broadway and interviewing theater artists and performers, including Kevin Kline, Melissa Manchester, Mark Linn-Baker, Lorna Luft, Jennifer Holiday and Jonathan Cake. She is a longtime writer for BroadwayWorld.com and a member of the Drama Desk.

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I love this book, and have gone on several of its tours. I love how Onofri takes me off the beaten paths and mentions really fascinating facts along the way. The walks are thorough and not too rigorous (maybe more so if, like me, you're carrying a few pounds of lenses, water bottles and so on). I've gotten into the habit of tearing her pages out for my walks, and have figured I needed to buy a second copy since my first copy is now practically "unbound." But now that it's on Kindle, I no longer need to rip out the pages!

A navigation note for Kindle users: the table of contents' links take you to the text for each walk. However, on the page before the text, there's a map of the walk. The map at the "end" of your selected walk's text is for the next walk. So, when clicking on a link to a walk, go to the prior page to see the map. (Maybe some day there will be a version that keeps an active link to the map on every page of the walk?)

A bit of caution: one walk we did was a complete dud. It had us starting off with a walk through Fort Hamilton, and then on to Bensonhurst. You can't walk through Fort Hamilton any longer (maybe it's a post nine-lem thing) and that Bensonhurst just could not make up for that. Aside from that one, all the other walks I've been on have been wonderful.

2015 UPDATE: The first edition of this book, which I reviewed here, is now seven years old. I have heard rumors that she is working on a revision/update, but until that happens this is still a very good book. You should be open to accepting the fact that some neighborhoods in Brooklyn have changed a lot and some specific references may be obsolete. Also, if you do the Williamsburg walk, be aware they have changed where pedestrians exit the bridge. It used to be that you exit the bridge two blocks further east than you do now. If you follow the written directions you'll get lost. Consult the map at the beginning of the walk.
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By Mike SINY on August 20, 2007
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A friend turned me onto this book after attending a reading (and a mini-walk) by the author. I thought that I already knew Brooklyn, but -- boy! -- was I surprised! Who knew how much I was missing by not looking upwards (which the author, thankfully, reminds us to do constantly) or the history behind buildings that I constantly dismiss, passing them by without a second look and with hardly a thought? I've already done three of the walks and plan to do more in the fall when it's not so hot. They are easy to follow and make for a more interesting outing than the usual weekend social fare, such as dining, shopping and movies (lots of dining and shopping options are recommended in the book, too, though_ -- bars, as well). Also,the easy-to-read text is further enhanced by great photography that just jumps off the page. I plan to give copies of this book to friends as gifts. (My hard-to-buy-for boss will love this, I think.) For anyone who wants some excercise, fresh air and a leisurely day of looking and learning, this book is a must-have. I hope that the author plans to do other boroughs as well.
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Walking Brooklyn should have a built-in audience, since legend has it that one in seven Americans has some connection to Brooklyn (born there, went to school there, family member born there, etc.).
The detailed descriptions in this tour guide to 30 sections of the borough have something for everyone: lovers of architecture, art, shopping, movies, trivia ... ice cream.
The book lists the residences and resting places of the rich and famous.
There are many tidbits of information about the sights and sites that inspired great writers, filmmakers, and others. (Opera great Enrico Caruso was a caricaturist? Who knew?)
The book will even tell you where scenes from your favorite movies and TV series were made.
Walking Brooklyn reads as if it entailed a lifetime's worth of meticulous research. It would certainly make an excellent gift.
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I really enjoyed reading this attractive, well written guide and learned a great deal about Brooklyn. I'm looking forward to going for some walking tours and using this as a guide. Highly recommend to tourists and anyone interested in shedding a few pounds while walking through Brooklyn with this handy, informative, fun guide.
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This excellent book gives details of 30 great walks in Brooklyn, the New York borough that is just made for walking. Many tourists stay only in Manhattan, and ignore the fact that also each of the "Outer Boroughs" has a lot to see; Brooklyn has more of interest than the others. There is a wealth of interesting architecture in Brooklyn; walking here is a good pastime if this book is used in conjunction with the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY. Especially the western sections of Brooklyn are quite gorgeous - Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant & Crown Heights are all good for walking. Much of Brooklyn's historic architecture consists of exquisite brownstones - row houses, usually from the 1880's and 90's, generally decorative and outrageously picturesque. This book also gives details on walking in the lesser-known neighborhoods of Brooklyn, such as East New York. The chapter on Prospect Park is indispensable, detailing many quite unknown statues and monuments, some commemorating Revolutionary War events - quite an anti-dote to the nearby triumphalist Grand Army Plaza! The author does not try to hide her commendable love for her own stomping grounds; this very much enhances the user's enjoyment. When will there be similar books about Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island?
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