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Hidden Brooklyn

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This new alternative guidebook is a personal ode to the mélange of cultures called Brooklyn. It takes you to the most fascinating corners of the borough, and will help you discover places most tourists won’t go. The aim is to inspire you to start exploring Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, which all have a strong sense of local identity.


Born and raised in Belgium, author Katelijne De Backer left for New York City in 1997, to pursue a career in the contemporary art world. She moved to Brooklyn Heights in 2002 and was immediately smitten with her new neighborhood.

Discover more than 350 places the author would recommend to a friend, in eclectic and enthusing lists such as:

  • eateries with a fabulous view

  • must-visit galleries, museums and skateparks

  • inspiring bookstores

  • the best spots to stare at the Manhattan skyline

  • and many more.

These hidden gems were photographed by Gabriel Flores, an internationally recognized commercial and documentary photographer and filmmaker currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.

358 addresses and facts in total, presented in original lists. Maps & index included.

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  • last update March 2022
  • language English
  • author Katelijne De Backer
  • photographer Gabriel Flores
  • finish Softcover
  • format 13 x 18 cm
  • #pages 280
  • ISBN 9789460583001