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Brooklyn Bank Heist

Just before Christmas, 1930, a woman walks up to the teller demanding money. Lt. Lewis and his crew from the Poplar Street precinct attempt to find the gang and trace their connection to an even larger operation before the New Year.

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

Columns that originally appeared in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the history and philosophy that developed contemporary Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Beach Baths

Brooklyn: Historically Speaking

Essays about Brooklyn excerpted from Manbeck's weekly columns in "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle." Arranged thematically on neighborhoods, sports, services, Battle of Brooklyn, transportation. Introduction by Eagle publisher J. Dozier Hasty.
Man walking up on Columbia Heights from the Fulton Ferry, 1885

Brooklyn Heights Crime Series

Crime novellas set in Brooklyn Heights in 1930s. Includes "Death on the Rise", "The Disappearance of Patricia Murphey", "Skeleton in the Attic" & "Brooklyn Bank Heist": "...a good read for all those who like old-fashioned detective and crime fiction." Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Skeleton in the Attic

Two researchers uncover a mystery that baffles the staff of the Long Island Historical Society as well as the police. A mysterious and uncatalogued skeleton appears in the attic. Was it a warning? The case weaves history, murder and racial prejudice into a yarn that threatens the two young women researchers.
Facade of Long Island Historical Society, now Brooklyn Historical Society

The Disappearance of Patricia Murphey

The disappearance of the attractive Brooklyn College student aroused fear or abduction and possible white slavery in her parents but suspicion in the mind of Lt. Jared Lewis of the Brooklyn Heights police precinct. The novella traces the search from the stately Hotel Margaret to the seedy waterfront below with a climax on Montague Terrace.
Patricia Murphy's Candlelight Room in Brooklyn Heights where the adventure started.

Death on the Rise

Her scream stunned the residents of the Brooklyn residential neighborhood. Prohibition and The Depression had already rocked Brooklyn Heights. But now it was murder and up to a police lieutenant, a sergeant and a private detective to unravel the mystery at The Remsen Hotel. "...delightful little noir story...well written and great reading fun." Regina Fagin
Murder escalated the fear factor in The Remsen Hotel.

The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn

Multi-page descriptions of over 90 neighborhoods in the Borough of Brooklyn with pictures, maps, historical highlights, and community data. Original hardback publication published in 1992. Revised paperback edition published in 2004. Reviewed on cover of "The New York Times Book Review," Dec. 13, 1998. Published by Yale University Press/Citizens for NYC.

"Brooklyn Bridge II" by Bascove

Historic Photos of Brooklyn

Black and white photographs of Brooklyn from mid-nineteenth century to 2000. Divided into five decades with descriptions of historic locations. "A wonderful new book"-pardonmeforasking.blogspot
Strolling on The Promenade across The Brooklyn Bridge

Historic Photos of The Brooklyn Bridge

The preparation, construction, celebration and history of America's most famous bridge and the Roebling family that built it. Photographs celebrate its endurance and centennial birthday of this American icon. "Just beautiful to look at." David Chan
Engineers posing on Brooklyn Bridge cables

The Brooklyn Film

Essays by film scholars of movies that reflect Brooklyn character and the borough's place in cinema. Illustrated. With Brooklyn filmography, foreword by Pete Hamill and introduction by Eli Wallach, both Brooklynites. "Scholarly but fun and fact-filled." NY Daily News
Brooklyn film projected under Brooklyn Bridge