New book offers insider’s view of Brooklyn

Rachel Felder. Photo by Millie Felder

Rachel Felder. Photo by Millie Felder

New York City and its five boroughs draw 54 million international and American tourists, including day-trippers, each year.

And Brooklyn is booming: it has become the “It” borough, drawing some 15 million visitors since 2010, and rising, making it alone a bona fide international tourist destination as well. In “Insider Brooklyn” (Harper Design; On sale: June 7), style and shopping expert Rachel Felder reveals her insider’s choice of boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes and bars, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops throughout Brooklyn. With colorful photographs, maps and travel advice, this volume is a reference for style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike.

In this book, Felder, an insider and born-and-raised New Yorker, takes readers into some of the borough’s most diverse and charming neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights and DUMBO. She begins with valuable travel advice, including a precisely selected list of hotels, cafes, bars, bakeries, festivals, salons and markets. She provides a sample itinerary for trip planning, as well as a comprehensive list of Brooklyn’s main attractions — including its major landmarks, parks and gardens, museums and zoos, noteworthy restaurants, bars and breweries and artisanal food shops. She then takes readers into individual neighborhoods, exploring each thoroughly by shop type and goods. 

The stores in “Insider Brooklyn” have been chosen with an expert’s eye and include new discoveries, popular mainstays and neighborhood gems worth visiting.

Felder is journalist who specializes in writing about travel, trends and style for a wide range of publications. Her work frequently appears in The New York Times, the Financial Times, Travel & Leisure and Departures; she also contributes to publications such as Women’s Wear Daily and the websites of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Her writing has also appeared in People (where she was on staff for many years), Rolling Stone, Town & Country, New York, Gotham, The Sunday Times of London and many other magazines and newspapers. The author of Manic Pop “Thrill” (Ecco) and co-author (with Reed Krakoff) of “Fighter” (Viking Studio), she has appeared at conferences like TEDxOxford and SxSW.

Image courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

Image courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

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