Fodor's Brooklyn (Travel Guide)
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Brooklyn is the most talked about, trendsetting destination in the world, and Fodor's Brooklyn is the only guidebook you need to fully explore New York City’s most exciting borough. Written by Brooklynites and illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson, this expertly curated guide has a chic design and plenty of savvy advice. Each of the 29 neighborhoods inside is accompanied by a beautiful, easy-to-read map, making it even more fun to explore Williamsburg’s art and culinary scene, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, or the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. "Best Bet" recommendations list the top places to find great food, shop for Brooklyn-made products, attend cultural events, and more. Notable neighborhood residents have contributed their personal anecdotes about Brooklyn, too, including Borough President Eric L. Adams, founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Leonard Riggio, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets Brett Yormark, founder of Brooklyn Brewery Steve Hindy, actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier, New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton, WNYC host Kurt Anderson, and more. Combining artistry with authenticity, Fodor's Brooklyn captures the borough's unique personality--making it the go-to guide for locals and visitors alike.
Winner of the 2016 Thomas Lowell Silver Award for Guidebooks.
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This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· Major sights such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Bridge Park
· Coverage of Williamsburg; Greenpoint; Bushwick and East Williamsburg; Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights; Fort Greene and Clinton Hill; Prospect Heights; Park Slope and Prospect Park; Gowanus; Dumbo; Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn; Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill; Carroll Gardens; Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District; Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope; Ditmas Park and Midwood; Sunset Park; Bay Ridge; Brighton Beach and Coney Island
Planning to visit more of New York City? Check out Fodor's city-wide travel guide to New York City. Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.
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“In terms of comprehensiveness of coverage, the very accessible format, and the enthusiastic tone, this series remains one of the best on the market.” – Booklist
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About the Author
For over 80 years, Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our books make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime.
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This guide is screaming for photographs!
By Connie (She who hikes with dogs)
If this guide had more photographs, I'd probably give this five stars. This guide is written by native Brooklynites and illustrated by one. It has a personal taste, and is very thorough in its many landmarks, be they parks, hotels, restaurants, bars. Brooklyn has 30 neighborhoods, and 19 are featured here.
I was last in Brooklyn in the mid 1990s. I walked across the Brooklyn bridge, I walked along the riverwalk facing Manhattan, I even did the 50-mile bike route that starts in Manhattan and, with connecting routes, circumnavigates around Brooklyn before crossing back into Manhattan. While there are some bike routes mentioned, there isn't much focus on outdoorsy things besides the Coney Island boardwalk, river views, a few small parks and rooftop gardens. Brooklyn is a labyrinth of neighborhoods and all have their unique landmarks which the authors want to stress, so take a walk through the streets and grab some grub and brew afterwards. This guide is aimed for people like me who do just that. Locals (mostly business people) are briefly interviewed about their hood or their business to add that local flair.
Photos are needed to show the architecture, the colors, the ethnic diversity that is Brooklyn. Brooklyn truly is beautiful but one doesn't get a sense of that from this book. But, all aside, this guide is a nice start and there are some unique facts mentioned throughout this book (ever heard of the Brooklyn wild monk parrots?), but despite all the knowledge in this guide, without enticing photographs of the landmarks, this is nothing more than a barhopper's brew guide.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Pocket guide to Brooklyn with great graphics.
This is a really sweet, warm guide to Brooklyn with marvelous graphics. It makes you feel at home just paging through it. I covers the geographic sections of Brooklyn well. There is no traditional fold out map here but cartoon like street guides to each section. The visual images make the borough seem home-like. I have family there and this book definitely gives you the flavor of Brooklyn.
Do not think this is a comprehensive guide to Brooklyn but rather suggested highlights. The one place people want me to take them when I go to Brooklyn is Brooklyn Denim in Williamsburg. It has been around for 5 years so an odd omission. It is a destination for a lot of out of towners and I was surprised to see it not included.
This is a cheerful guide with valid, accurate information. A decent start for anyone traveling there.