The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William B. Helmreich

Bill Helmreich walked some 816 miles in Brooklyn to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of the diverse, booming and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world.

Brooklyn Public Library has 59 branches throughout the borough; there is a BPL branch within a half-mile of nearly all of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. Consult this guide the next time you visit a BPL location—each of our libraries is as unique as the neighborhood it serves.

Handpicked by BPL librarians, The Shop’s book selections will help you get to know the history and heart of Brooklyn.

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; with French flaps edition (October 4, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069116682X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691166827
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.3 x 8 inches