Thursday, October 13, 2016
Think you know Brooklyn? This author has walked every single block in the borough
He first started hoofing it for his book The New York Nobody Knows, for which he walked 6,000 miles in all five boroughs. Now he's revisiting the project, re-walking and writing a book for each borough, starting with The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide, which covers 44 neigbhorhoods and 816 miles in the county of Kings, with neighborhood-by-neighborhood guides and maps.
We spoke with Helmreich, an Upper West Side native who now resides in Queens, about his walking strategy, what makes Brooklyn unique, and how to approach getting to know your neighborhood a whole lot better: