Secret Brooklyn

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Secret Brooklyn by Michelle Young

Discover secret museums, go on an urban safari for wild parrots, locate a landmarked tree, enter the oldest building in New York City, watch a performance of robots in a church, stand tall next to hobbit doors on an otherwise normal residential street, learn how to breathe fire, swallow swords, hammer a nail into your skull and charm a snake, touch the oldest subway tunnel in the world and the world's smallest Torah, forage for food in Prospect Park, taste wine atop the world's first commercial rooftop vineyard, step inside a grocery store frozen in 1939, take in a basketball game inside a historic movie theater.

Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Brooklyn offers countless off-beat experiences and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track.

An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Brooklyn well or would like to discover the other face of the city.

Michelle Young is the founder of Untapped Cities, a web magazine about urban discovery and exploration. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the history of art and architecture and holds a master's degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an adjunct professor. She is the author of New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants for Jonglez publishing and Broadway (published by Arcadia). Michelle lives in Brooklyn.
Augustin Pasquet is the co-owner of Untapped Cities and manages business development and tours. He has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland and Thailand and currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He previously worked for L'Oreal in sales and marketing for seven years. Augustin spends his off-time traveling, taking pictures with his Canon 5D camera or his rapidly increasing Lomo collection.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Jonglez Publishing; 2nd edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.71 x 0.72 x 7.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.021 ounces

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