Brooklyn: A State of Mind

Brooklyn A State of Mind Here is Arthur Miller on Midwood Mel Brooks on Williamsburg Spike Lee on Fort Green David McCullough sees Truman F Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese Jerry Della Famina describes those hot su

  • Title: Brooklyn: A State of Mind
  • Author: Michael W. Robbins Wendy Palitz Phillip Lopate Yi ShunLai
  • ISBN: 9780761116356
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is Arthur Miller on Midwood, Mel Brooks on Williamsburg, Spike Lee on Fort Green David McCullough sees Truman, F Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese, Jerry Della Famina describes those hot summer nights, and Nora Guthrie remembers living with her father Woody in Coney Island There s the West Indian Day parade and the Neptune Parade, Ebbet s Field Sym phony andHere is Arthur Miller on Midwood, Mel Brooks on Williamsburg, Spike Lee on Fort Green David McCullough sees Truman, F Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese, Jerry Della Famina describes those hot summer nights, and Nora Guthrie remembers living with her father Woody in Coney Island There s the West Indian Day parade and the Neptune Parade, Ebbet s Field Sym phony and Norman Mailer in a homeless shelter, pigeon racing and parakeets in Green wood Cemetery, Junior s cheesecake, the judge in the Gotti trial, the world s best handball player, and a wise guy s guide to dining BROOKLYN, the book, tells it all Packed with the accent, the attitude, the smarts, with nostalgia, respect, awe, laughter and news, BROOKLYN taps into one of Brooklyn s best resources its army of writers to tell the story of America s home town For over 250 years immigrants from all over the world have lived in the neighborhood called Brooklyn, and fanned out to the rest of the country An 81 square mile patchwork of city, college town, quiet fishing village, industrial center, bedroom community, and seaport, Brooklyn is the Dodgers, Walt Whitman, Mrs Stahl s knishes, the bridge and BROOKLYN, an obsessive and definitive book that s as colorful, interesting, and quirky as the world it celebrates Fugehdabboudit

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    1. 125 stories packed with interest. If Chicago is the city of big shoulders, we learn, Brooklyn is the city of big mouths. Mel Brooks growing up in Williamsburg. Coney Island weirdness. Neighborhoods decline and are reborn. The world's handball champ. Blacks, Jews, Italians. Park Slope, Bed Stuy, bensonhurst, Flatbush, Midwood, Gravesend. A black themed B&B in a Victorian mansion. Comedians, musicians, crooks, athletes , writers all tell their stories. Rivoting. Great packaging, index, ph

    2. A fantastically fun book written by a colleague's dad. It introduces you to both the real and mythic Brooklyn.If I ever go to NYC, I will be sure to get in touch with the author.

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