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Author Benardo, Leonard.

Title Brooklyn By Name : How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges, and More Got Their Names
Published New York : NYU Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Northern Brooklyn; 2 Downtown Brooklyn; 3 South Brooklyn; 4 North-Central Brooklyn; 5 South-Central Brooklyn; 6 Eastern Brooklyn; 7 Southwest Brooklyn; 8 Southeastern and Southern Brooklyn; Illustration Sources; Works Consulted; Index; About the Authors
Summary Visit the blog for the book at From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. Uncovering the remarkable stories behind the landmarks, Brooklyn By Name takes readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal the borough's textured past. Listing more than 500 of Brooklyn's most prominent place names, organized alphabetically by region, and richly illustrated with photographs and current maps the book captures the diverse threads of American history. We learn about the C
Notes Print version record
Subject Names, Geographical -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Weiss, Jennifer.
ISBN 0814739067 (electronic bk.)
9780814739068 (electronic bk.)