- Paperback: 293 pages
- Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (March 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312053959
- ISBN-13: 978-0312053956
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,531,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brooklyn: Where to Go, What to Do, How to Get There Paperback – March, 1991
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Back in 1991, when this guidebook was published, Brooklyn's distinct charm was that it was cheap, the neighborhoods were ethnically authentic, the subways took you anywhere in the city, and you could live in a diverse area without thinking twice about the fact that it wasn't all white and middle or upper middle class. Brooklynites could still afford to live in Brooklyn, and those who moved here from Manhattan were making a lifestyle choice to not go to the suburbs. Manhattan neighborhoods couldn't hold a candle to Italian Bensonhurst, Polish Greenpoint, and Hasidic/Puerto Rican Williamsburg. Brooklyn was an affordable if edgy alternative to "the city." But Brooklyn had its problems: crime, dirty parks, and more crime. My how things have changed.
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