Faculty Book: William Helmreich

William Helmreich The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide Princeton University Press (2016)

William Helmreich walked every block of New York City — 6,000 miles in all — to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn — some 816 miles — to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city’s hottest borough. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse, booming, and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world. The guide covers every one of Brooklyn's forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section's most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things.

William Helmreich is a professor of sociology.

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Submitted on: OCT 20, 2016

Category: Faculty Books