“If you’ve lived in Brooklyn for generations, or arrived last month, this book is a splendid companion in the delicious task of exploring the grandest New York borough. From art and architecture to the surprise of urban zoology, everything is here: tenements and mansions, ruined alleys and great boulevards, bridges and tunnels, amazing beaches and beautiful parks, and above all, the sky. Pull up a chair and read. Even better, head for the street, this book in hand, and look around.”

—Pete Hamill, award-winning author and journalist