“This book is an invaluable resource for tourists and locals alike. Using first hand observations from a fascinating selection of seasoned Brooklynites, Ellen offers us great insights about Brooklyn. The rich descriptions of Brooklyn’s varied neighborhoods are chock full of history, connecting us to a massive list of historic churches, community gardens, and small shops that are all worth a trip. The Brooklyn Experience provides countless opportunities for discovery whether you are a first time tourist, or a long time resident. If you need a dose of the Dodgers and Coney Island, you’ll find it here; but if you want to be surprised and delighted by lesser know people and places, you’ll find those here too–from the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival to the Kentler International Drawing Center, to Rocky Sullivan’s of Red Hook. This book is a “must read” resource for any adventurous urban explorer.”

—Deborah F. Schwartz, President, Brooklyn Historical Society

Publishers Weekly: Exploring New Options: New Travel Books for 2016… Feb 12, 2016