John B. Manbeck


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The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn

Multi-page descriptions of over 90 neighborhoods in the Borough of Brooklyn with pictures, maps, historical highlights, and community data Scientific American, July 2000. Original hardback publication published in 1992. Revised paperback edition published in 2004.

Entries in book written as an extension of entries in "The Encyclopedia of New York City" edited by Kenneth Jackson. Reviewed on cover page of "The New York Times Book Review" and in "The New Yorker." Published by Yale University Press/​Citizens Committee of New York. Co-ordinating Editor.

Selected Reviews

Crime fiction novella
Fiction: crime mystery
"If you're a fan of historical fiction, local Brooklyn history, crime fiction or all three, check out John Manbeck's 'The Skeleton in the Attic' as well as the previous installments"- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Murder in a Brooklyn Heights men's hotel in 1930.
Essays
Essays that reveal the history and spirit of this ever-growing metropolis. "A true love letter to Brooklyn"- former Borough President Marty Markowitz; "...enlightening and engaging anthology"- Sam Roberts, NY Times
"readable and rewarding"- Henrik Krogius, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fiction: crime mystery
Short fictional crime stories with historic Brooklyn background. "...a good read for all those who like old-fashioned detective and crime fiction." Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Non-fiction
"surprising rewards" The New Yorker; "charming and highly accessible form"- The NY Times Book Review; "excellent guide to the visual delights and human landscape"- NY Daily News; "a delightful tour"- Modern Maturity
Photography
"a resonant collection" The New York Times; "another beautiful entry" SoHo Journal
Non-fiction, history, photographs
Historic photos of building the bridge and after
Non-fiction, essays