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Brooklyn: A State of Mind Michael W. Robbins

Brooklyn: A State of Mind

Michael W. Robbins

Published
ISBN : 9780761122036
Hardcover
448 pages
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Here is Arthur Miller on Midwood, Mel Brooks on Williamsburg, Spike Lee on Fort Green. David McCullough sees Truman, F. Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese, Jerry Della Famina describes those hot summer nights, and Nora Guthrie remembers livingMoreHere is Arthur Miller on Midwood, Mel Brooks on Williamsburg, Spike Lee on Fort Green. David McCullough sees Truman, F. Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese, Jerry Della Famina describes those hot summer nights, and Nora Guthrie remembers living with her father Woody in Coney Island. Theres the West Indian Day parade and the Neptune Parade, Ebbets Field Sym-phony and Norman Mailer in a homeless shelter, pigeon-racing and parakeets in Green-wood Cemetery, Juniors cheesecake, the judge in the Gotti trial, the worlds best handball player, and a wise guys guide to dining. BROOKLYN, the book, tells it all. Packed with the accent, the attitude, the smarts, with nostalgia, respect, awe, laughter and news, BROOKLYN taps into one of Brooklyns best resources-its army of writers-to tell the story of Americas home town. For over 250 years immigrants from all over the world have lived in the neighborhood called Brooklyn, and fanned out to the rest of the country. An 81 square mile patchwork of city, college town, quiet fishing village, industrial center, bedroom community, and seaport, Brooklyn is the Dodgers, Walt Whitman, Mrs. Stahls knishes, the bridge-and BROOKLYN, an obsessive and definitive book thats as colorful, interesting, and quirky as the world it celebrates. Fugehdabboudit!