Discover 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, take in a basketball game inside a historic movie theater …
Brooklyn offers countless opportunities to step off the beaten path and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travelers who are ready to explore.
Secret Brooklyn is an indispensable guide for those who think they already know Brooklyn or would like to discover its hidden places, taking you far from the crowds and the usual clichés.
Cover: Robert Banat’s ‘god shot’ of Watertower 1
*Secret Brooklyn received an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition in the ‘Guidebook’ category
was singled out as ‘Distinguished Favourite’ in the Travel Section of the NYC Big Book Awards*
Michelle Young is the founder of Untapped Cities, a web magazine about urban discovery and exploration. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the history of art and architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an adjunct professor. She is the author of New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants for Jonglez publishing and Broadway (published by Arcadia). Michelle lives in Brooklyn.
Augustin Pasquet is the co-owner of Untapped Cities and manages business development and tours. He has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland, and Thailand and currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He previously worked for L’Oreal in sales and marketing for seven years. Augustin spends his off-time traveling, taking pictures with his Canon 5D camera or his rapidly increasing Lomo collection.
AUTHORS: Michelle Young & Augustin Pasquet
FORMAT: 10,5×19 cm
PRICE: 17,95 € – US$ 19.95 – £14.99
CONTACT: [email protected]