Let Secret Brooklyn guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Brooklyn guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of an amazing borough.
Author: Michelle Young
Publisher: Editions Jonglez
New edition - 20 new secret locationsDiscover 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.
For the Brooklyn Bridge, each one weighs about 60,000 tons. cable: Thick rope
made of many metal wires wrapped together. caisson sickness: An illness
caused by nitrogen bubbles that form in the body when a person moves too
quickly from ...
Author: Rachel Dougherty
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap. It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well. When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know: math, science, engineering. Women weren't supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. This is the story of Emily Roebling, the secret engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge, from author-illustrator Rachel Dougherty.
And Deandra knew something secret about Savanna. I had told the ... With
Deandra dead, did anyone else know Savanna's secrets? Well ... Girls talk. They
can keep secrets when they need to, but normally they tell each other everything.
Author: Triss Stein
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Brooklyn's rich history comes to life in Stein's wonderful descriptions, and Erica is an engaging tour guide."—Booklist Erica Donato, Brooklyn girl, urban history grad student and single mom, is researching the 1930s when Brownsville was the home of the notorious organized criminals the newspapers called Murder Inc. She quickly learns that even in rapidly changing Brooklyn, Brownsville remains much as it was. It is still poor, it is still tough, and it still breeds fighters and gangs. Doing field research, Erica stops in at the landmark local library and meets Savanna, a young woman who is the pride of her mother and her bosses, and headed for an elite college and a future. A few days later, Savanna is found beaten and left for dead. Her anguished mother is everywhere, insisting someone knows something. After a massive, angry demonstration, a young girlfriend of Savanna's is found dead, too. Is there a connection? Did perfect Savanna have a few secrets? Erica's curious. But she's focused on the 1930s and has located a few women who are happy to share memories. Two are childhood friends who disagree on much but guard secrets, too—ones kept for a lifetime. Never one to resist looking deeper than her research requires, Erica keeps encountering an apparent derelict white man, a vengeful rejected girlfriend, the role of boxing as a way out of poverty, and fading evidence of long-ago crimes.
boy and they called him Brooklyn, which a lot of people laughed at. Personally, I
don't find it so unusual when you consider that my dad and a lot of his family are
called Windsor, which is a town in Berkshire that has a castle where I sometimes
Author: J.S. Smith
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Buckingham Palace, London, 2013 - My mum and I seem to be on the cover of every magazine these days. She must be really pleased that I've made her so famous. Before I arrived, I don't suppose many people had even heard of her.Kensington Palace, London, 2013 - Dad's a pilot who flies helicopters right up in the sky. I think that's why he's called Highness. But just because Dad flies helicopters, it doesn't make him good at changing nappies. He had his first try at changing my nappy today. He was good, but I don't think he enjoyed it because he kept screwing up his face and yelling something about stinky poo!Kensington Palace, London, 2013 - Great grandma came round today. Her name is Queen. She's married to this grumpy old bloke called Chookee Edinburgh who walks around with his hands behind his back. I think he bites his nails and doesn't want anyone to see.
From his father's haircut to his mother's lullabies, this book takes a hilarious look at the life of young Brooklyn Beckham. In the form of a diary, it documents the wild life and likely wild thoughts of the privileged toddler.
Author: A. C. Parfitt
Publisher: Blake Pub
May 1st 1999 - I have never been so embarrassed in my life! They've got me all decked out in some poncy purple dress for the Christening, and I feel like something out of Queer as Folk - I hope people don't think I'm a poof. Just one of the innermost thoughts (well, almost) of Brooklyn Beckham.
This personalized Christmas book lets your child be the star of their very own Christmas story! A great companion to The Night Before Christmas.
Author: Put Me In The Story
Publisher: Put Me in the Story
This personalized Christmas book lets your child be the star of their very own Christmas story! A great companion to The Night Before Christmas. It's Christmas Eve and your child is tucked into bed when they hear strange noises coming from downstairs...a calamity is unfolding in the living room! And now their secret Christmas adventure is about to begin...
though they could never make a case against him , were convinced that he was
the hood who had perforated Big Jim Colosimo in 1920 , making it possible for
Johnny Torrio , Frankie Yale ' s boyhood chum in Brooklyn , to take command of ...
Brooklyn lo n 1855 Brooklyn was the third - largest city in the United States ,
following Manhattan and Philadelphia . At the time , half of Brooklyn's population
was foreign - born , many of whom were Irish escaping the potato famine .
Author: Michelle Haimoff
"Secret New York" delves below the surface of this vibrant city into the areas that shape New York, with walking tours that consider both the prominent buildings of the skyline and the hidden gems beneath the grid. Full-color photos and easy-to-follow route maps.
Author: Mercantile Library of BrooklynPublish On: 1878
26 1.87 SECRET passion . WILLIAMS ( R. F. ) 3 v . 211.02 SEDGWICK ( Miss
C. M. ) Clarence , or , a tale of our own time . 251.2 ) Linwoo ls ; or , “ sixty years
since . ” 2 v . : 251.10 Live and let live ; or doinestic service 251.12 Love token for
26 1.87 SECRET passion . WILLIAMS ( R. F. ) 3 v . 264.02 SEDGWICK ( Miss
C. M. ) Clarence , or , a tale of our own time . 251.20 - Linwoods ; or , « sixty years
since . ” 2 v . 251.10 - Live and let live ; or domestic service 251.12 - Love token
So common had this practice become , that none but the bro . kers before
referred to could even obtain admittance to the naval rendezvous , or on board of
any of the receiving ships at the Brooklyn Navy Yard . Even the gatekeeper at the
Author: La Fayette Curry Baker
Lafayette Baker served as a Union?spy during the Civil War and eventually took over the Union Intelligence Service from Allan Pinkerton. Baker suspected Secretary of War Edwin Stanton of corruption and was demoted after tapping his telegraph wires. After Lincoln's assassination, he returned to Washington, D.C. and played a vital role in rounding up those involved in the assassination plot. He was relieved of his position again after he was accused by President Johnson of spying on him, a charge Baker confesses to in his?History of the United States Secret Service, written as a response to his demotion. Baker passed away a year after publishing his book in 1868.
At the present time the Knights of Honor in Brooklyn number about 4,000. One of
the most prominent of the secret societies of American origin is the Royal
Arcanum, which was founded in Boston on June 23, 1877, when the first council
Corner of Cadman Plaza West and Old Frontage St., inside the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Phone: Creative Time, 2o6-6674 Hours: Mid-July to
mid-Sept., Thurs.-Sun. 1-6 p.m. Subway: A, C to High St. /Brooklyn Bridge
Crossing the ...
Author: Eric Peter Nash
To launch the third in our 50 Best series, "Secret Architectural Treasures", author Eric Nash has been conducting tours to New York's most magical places, in every borough. All three are "the best".
I met with Samuel Mercado , Brooklyn's number 2 , on Friday February 7. He said Brooklyn would like to talk with me . They are asking for aid to go inside . A
couple of their people have already received radio training and we are providing
Author: New York (State). Bureau of Mediation and ArbitrationPublish On: 1889
A . One was in the employ of the Broadway railroad , and the other three , I
believe , were in the employ of the Brooklyn city ... I want you to understand one
thing , that the Knights of Labor is a secret organization , and I do not think I am
going to ...
Author: New York (State). Bureau of Mediation and Arbitration
It was a melting - pot population , a fact that did not diminish its members ' sense
of being Frenchmen , any more than citizens of Brooklyn ' s melting pot feel less
American . Bab - el - Oued was , indeed , the Brooklyn of Algeria . It even had a ...
M.F.A. in Playwriting at Brooklyn College Mac Wellman , Director This two - year
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