“One of the weirdest and most glorious museums this weird and glorious city has ever seen”, one of only two trees that have been designated as New York City landmarks, the oldest building in New York City, the hobbit doors of Dennet Place, a park with only one tree, learn how to breathe fire, swallow swords, hammer a nail into your skull and charm a snake, the oldest subway tunnel in the world, world’s smallest Torah, a secret museum built into the hallway of a Williamsburg apartment, a farm inside Domino Sugar factory site, world’s first commercial rooftop vineyard …

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.


*Secret Brooklyn was singled-out as Distinguished Favourite in the Travel Section of the NYC Big Book Award (2017)*


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
PAGES: 256
ISBN: 978-2-36195-167-2
PRICE: 17,90 € – US$ 19.95 – £13.99