Walking Brooklyn  by Adrienne Onofri

Walking Brooklyn Guide Book

by Adrienne Onofri (Wilderness Press)
Walking Brooklyn  by Adrienne Onofri
In Walking Brooklyn, native New Yorker and informative tour guide Adrienne Onofri leads you on 30 tours from the heart of downtown, along the Coney Island boardwalk, over the Brooklyn Bridge, and out to resurging East New York to discover side streets, architectural gems, and hip spots. Each urban trek features history, culture, and trivia, plus tips on eateries, galleries, and nightlife. Detailed maps, clear directions, and subway stops make exploring easy. Whether you’re looking for a 2-hour stroll or a full day’s entertainment, grab this book, step outside… walk Brooklyn!

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Trails from the "Walking Brooklyn" Guide Book
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This is a lengthy walk from the westernmost to easternmost point of Prospect Park. It’s no straight line, and you never set foot inside the park. Instead, the walk skirts the park, taking you through ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5.25
Unlike many Brooklyn neighborhoods with “Hill” in their name, Bay Ridge actually sits on elevated ground—a bluff overlooking Upper New York Bay. It was the proximity to and views of the water that att ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Bedford-Stuyvesant, the district that made history by electing the first black woman to the U.S. Congress (Shirley Chisholm), had become synonymous with “ghetto” by the 1970s. Comedian Chris Rock now ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
Begin near a large mall of today’s most recognizable chain stores. Cross the street and you are transported into the 19th century. Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill, adjacent neighborhoods south of Atlantic ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.75
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“What a lovely view from, heaven looks at you from, the Brooklyn Bridge,” sang Frank Sinatra in the 1947 film It Happened in Brooklyn. There are other ways to enter Brooklyn, but none is as famous (or ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
Brooklyn Heights needs no introduction, since it’s the one place in Brooklyn likely to have been visited by tourists and residents of the other boroughs. It’s even recognizable to those who haven’t be ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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In tracing the history of Bushwick, one of the five original Kings County towns founded by the Dutch (as Boswijck in 1661), two words are bound to come up: beer and blackout. Bushwick’s brewing indust ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4
The “Carroll” comes from Declaration of Independence signatory Charles Carroll; the “Gardens” from the neighborhood design conceived by surveyor Richard Butts in 1846. The houses’ deep front yards hav ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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In the late 19th century, Clinton Hill was the most prestigious address in Brooklyn after Brooklyn Heights. Charles Pratt, Brooklyn’s wealthiest resident and the owner of Greenpoint-based Astral Oil, ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
Long before Vegas and Orlando, Coney Island was America’s playground. And by the time places like Vegas and Orlando were booming, Coney Island—the progenitor of every theme-park destination and beach ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4
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Crown Heights. It’s one of those places, like Selma or Kent State, forever linked in people’s minds with a violent event. For Crown Heights, it was three days of rioting in August 1991 that ensued whe ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 4.25
“Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,” goes the title of a short story by Thomas Wolfe. He lived way over west in Cobble Hill, but the aphorism could apply to the easternmost nook of Brooklyn, where about 20 ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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Aside from those Brooklynites still squawking about the “mistake of ’98,” Downtown holds the most reminders that Brooklyn used to be a separate city: government buildings, a concentration of shops and ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
In the past decade, artists and dot-commers have turned this no-man’s-land down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass into another Soho, converting warehouses into trendy residential and cultural venues ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
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In 1835, a Connecticut businessman named John Pitkin bought up land in the eastern reaches of Brooklyn with plans to create a city to rival Manhattan: East New York. An economic bulwark and employer o ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5.75
Only a few neighborhood names are instantly recognized by nonresidents. The Left Bank is one. The French Quarter another. In Brooklyn, Flatbush has earned that honor. Non–New Yorkers got to know Flatb ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Fort Greene has earned many bragging rights. It’s home to Brooklyn’s only skyscraper, the 512-foot-tall Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower. It has the oldest performing-arts institution in the country, ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
New Utrecht was one of the five original towns established by the Dutch in the 17th century in what would eventually become the city, then borough, of Brooklyn. This walk includes present-day neighbor ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 5
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One hundred and forty-four years before the United States adopted its Constitution, a town was founded on the ideals of religious, social, and political freedom and equal rights for all. It was the fi ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.25
Greenpoint was one of Brooklyn’s centers of the “black arts,” with more than 50 oil refineries and 20 glass factories in operation in the late 19th century. But industry was on the decline by the mid- ...
Brooklyn, NY - Walking - Trail Length: 3.75
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