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Secret Brooklyn by Michelle Young

Secret Brooklyn

One of the weirdest and most glorious museums this weird and glorious city has ever seen”, one of only two trees that have been designated as New York City landmarks, the oldest building in New York City, the hobbit doors of Dennet Place, a park with only one tree, learn how to breathe fire, swallow swords, hammer a nail into your skull and charm a snake, the oldest subway tunnel in the world, world's smallest Torah, a secret museum built into the hallway of a Williamsburg apartment, a farm inside Domino Sugar factory site, world's first commercial rooftop vineyard. 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 travelers 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 an author, journalist and entrepreneur. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn, Secret New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway and the forthcoming narrative non-fiction book, The Art Spy from HarperOne about World War II resistance hero and art historian Rose Valland. 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 a Professor of Architecture. She is also an instructor at CUNY’s Newmark School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @michelleyoungny and on her website.

Book Details

  • Hard Cover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Jonglez Publishing; Third edition (June 15, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 0.79 x 7.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

All proceeds from the book go directly to supporting Save Ellis Island's mission to restore the 29 buildings in the Historic Hospital Complex.

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