What book should you read in your Brooklyn neighborhood?

Oh Hart Beat, Brooklyn Magazine has done it again. This month’s edition is completely dedicated to all things literary and I love it. One of my favorite articles (that I also emailed to all my friends who live in the Borough) lists all the books that you should read to coincide with each Brooklyn neighborhood. I love it. The only one that I’ve read is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” and that was really only because it was a summer reading choice one summer. I feel like now I have to read the Greenpoint and the Sunset Park odes.


Greenpoint: The Great Man, Kate Christensen
“It happened every single day in Brooklyn: awaken to fresh glory, fall asleep to blight and ruin.”

Sunset Park: Sunset Park, Paul Auster
“He is twenty-eight years old, and to the best of his knowledge he has no ambitions. No burning ambitions, in any case, no clear idea of what building a plausible future might entail for him.”

Williamsburg: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
“There’s no other place like it.”
“Like what?”
“Brooklyn! It’s a magic city and it isn’t real.”

You can read the rest of the article here. Thanks Kristin Iversen, keep these amazing articles coming!

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