Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges and More Got Their Names

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Juli 2006



From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. These pages take readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal the borough's textured past. Over 500 of Brooklyn's most prominent place names are organized alphabetically by region. Photos & maps.


Leonard Benardo is a former weekly columnist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Jennifer Weiss has written for New York Newsday and the Washington Post and is co-editor of Eldercare in New York: A Consumer's Guide to Long-Term Health Care.


"An excellent guide to Brooklyn. Explaining Brooklyn's often mystifying names (like Force Tube Avenue and Dead Horse Bay) allows the streets to speak their stories. Walkers in the borough should not leave home without it." - Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 "This beautifully researched, lucidly written and compulsively readable book will have readers bouncing from entry to entry. By focusing on the derivation of Brooklyn's place-names, the authors have subtly traced the borough's rich history of politics, power, greed and idealism." - Phillip Lopate, author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan"
EAN: 9780814799468
ISBN: 0814799469
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 209 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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