Brooklyn Boys

  • Filename: brooklyn-boys.
  • ISBN: 3867876320
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Danny Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag



The Undiscovered World of Danny Fitzgerald. The photographs of Danny Fitzgerald are an undiscovered treasure, making him one of the great photographers of the 20th century. Brooklyn Boys presents some of his work for the very first time since its creation in the 50s and 60s, showcasing the unbelievable intensity of his photography.

Brooklyn Boy

  • Filename: brooklyn-boy.
  • ISBN: 9781491719664
  • Release Date: 2014-01-13
  • Number of pages: 566
  • Author: Jim Farrell
  • Publisher: iUniverse



It is 1945 in Long Beach, New York, when three-year-old Brian Farley receives the scare of a lifetime. As little Brian bounces on his father’s stomach in a second-floor bedroom of their summer house, his father suddenly loses his grip, sending Brian out through the screen window and onto the sand below. As the summer house, normally a place of peace and respite, disrupts into chaos, little Brian has no idea that this particular event is just one of the many escapades he will experience growing up as an Irish Catholic boy in Brooklyn and Long Beach. Brian embarks on a memorable coming-of-age journey as the Farleys spend their winters in a borough that’s undergoing many changes—the influx of Puerto Ricans, neighborhood deterioration, and the desertion of the Brooklyn Dodgers—and their summers in paradise at their grandparents’ summer home. As Brian matures and falls in love with a beautiful, Puerto Rican classmate, only time will tell if their relationship will survive his mother’s judgment and the shifting demographics of Brooklyn. But it is only after the family matriarch suddenly dies that everything Brian has ever known suddenly changes. In this compelling story, as a Brooklyn boy matures into adulthood amid a warm, loving, and sometimes conflicted New York family, he soon discovers he is responsible for his own happiness.

Brooklyn Boy

  • Filename: brooklyn-boy.
  • ISBN: 0299187446
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alan Lelchuk
  • Publisher: Terrace Books



Follow the growth and fortune of Aaron Scholssberg as he moves from boyhood to early adulthood, from domestic turmoil to gutsy independence, from Brooklyn to Manhattan and the open sea. The story records the shaping of a young sensibility under the influence of a powerful place and time. While laying out a boy's moral and romantic journey, Brooklyn Boy also pays homage to and is a personal mapping of a legendary site. Aaron's history is Brooklyn's.

South Brooklyn Boys

  • Filename: south-brooklyn-boys.
  • ISBN: 6134482145
  • Release Date: 2011-02-27
  • Number of pages: 92
  • Author: Lambert M Surhone
  • Publisher:



Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. South Brooklyn Boys (SBB) is a famous NYC street gang that was formed some time around the 1950s in Brooklyn, NY. The gang has a mostly Italian American membership. At the time of its origin, SBB consisted of several smaller neighborhood gangs that were located in the South Brooklyn area of Brooklyn made up of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Red Hook and Boerum Hill. Some of the gangs that made up the original South Brooklyn Boys were The SB Devils, the Garfield Boys, The SB Angels, SB Diapers, The Wanderers, the Degraw St boys, the Sackett St Boys, The Butler Gents, The Gowanus Boys and the Kane St. Midgets. The label South Brooklyn Boys represented the loosely connected affiliation that all of these neighborhood gangs associated under.

Brooklyn s Dodgers

  • Filename: brooklyn-s-dodgers.
  • ISBN: 0195353927
  • Release Date: 1997-04-03
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Carl E. Prince
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



During the 1952 World Series, a Yankee fan trying to watch the game in a Brooklyn bar was told, "Why don't you go back where you belong, Yankee lover?" "I got a right to cheer my team," the intruder responded, "this is a free country." "This ain't no free country, chum," countered the Dodger fan, "this is Brooklyn." Brooklynites loved their "Bums"--Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and all the murderous parade of regulars who, after years of struggle, finally won the World Series in 1955. One could not live in Brooklyn and not catch its spirit of devotion to its baseball club. In Brooklyn's Dodgers, Carl E. Prince captures the intensity and depth of the team's relationship to the community and its people in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working class borough; the Dodgers' presence smoothed the rough edges of the ghetto conflict always present in the life of Brooklyn. The Dodger-inspired baseball program at the fabled Parade Grounds provided a path for boys that occasionally led to the prestigious "Dodger Rookie Team," and sometimes, via minor league contracts, to Ebbets Field itself. There were the boys who lined Bedford Avenue on game days hoping to retrieve home run balls and the men in the many bars who were not only devoted fans but collectively the keepers of the Dodger past--as were Brooklyn women, and in numbers. Indeed, women were tied to the Dodgers no less than their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons; they were only less visible. A few, like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore and working class stiff Hilda Chester were regulars at Ebbets Field and far from invisible. Prince also explores the underside of the Dodgers--the "baseball Annies," and the paternity suits that went with the territory. The Dodgers' male culture was played out as well in the team's politics, in the owners' manipulation of Dodger male egos, opponents' race-baiting, and the macho bravado of the team (how Jackie Robinson, for instance, would prod Giants' catcher Sal Yvars to impotent rage by signaling him when he was going to steal second base, then taunting him from second after the steal). The day in 1957 when Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, announced that the team would be leaving for Los Angeles was one of the worst moments in baseball history, and a sad day in Brooklyn's history as well. The Dodger team was, to a degree unmatched in other major league cities, deeply enmeshed in the life and psyche of Brooklyn and its people. In this superb volume, Carl Prince illuminates this "Brooklyn" in the golden years after the Second World War.

Tony Visconti the Autobiography

  • Filename: tony-visconti-the-autobiography.
  • ISBN: 9780007229444
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Tony Visconti
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A rollercoaster journey through the glory days of pop music, this memoir from famed produced Tony Visconti brings to life more than five decades of music history. Soon after abandoning his native New York in the 1960s to pursue his career in the UK, Visconti found himself in the thick of the emerging glam rock movement. His first commercial success came with T.Rex, but it was with the then-unknown David Bowie that Visconti made his mark on the music scene. He has since worked with dozens of famous artists, among them Thin Lizzy, Morrissey, Iggy Pop, U2, and Wings. In this riveting autobiography, Visconti recalls the stories from his early days up until his present life back in New York. Filled with the groups and artists who shaped and made the pop scene, this is the story of a life spent behind the music.

Jews of Brooklyn

  • Filename: jews-of-brooklyn.
  • ISBN: 1584650036
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: Ilana Abramovitch
  • Publisher: UPNE



Flatbush Avenue, Borough Park, Coney Island and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Bridge, Loehman's and Lundy's, Mrs. Stahl's potato knishes, the Dodgers, Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen, front stoops and back porches, Hasids and Socialists, a place, a feeling, a state of mind -- Brooklyn and American Jewry grew up together in the 20th century. From the first documented settlement of Jews in Brooklyn in the 1830s to the present day, Jewish presence -- always between a quarter to a third of Brooklyn's entire population -- has been key to the development of the borough. Jewish families and foodways, businesses, schools, and synagogues, simchas and celebrations, have been an essential component of Brooklyn life. In Jews of Brooklyn, over forty historians, folklorists, museum curators, musicians, and ordinary Brooklyn Jews with something to say about egg creams and Brooklyn accents, present a vivid, living record of this astonishing cultural heritage. Essays in the first section, "Coming to Brooklyn" explore the creative and often bewildering foundations of immigrant life. Juxtaposed are arrival experiences of eastern European Jews, Syrian Jews, Jews from Israel, and Holocaust survivors, and the kinds of shops, factories, synagogues, and schools they established there. "Living in Brooklyn," looks at neighborhoods, culture, and institutions from the 1930s to the present. Evocative portraits of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Williamsburg describe street life and local characters, offering an intimate look at Jewish family life, even as they convey a sense of evolving neighborhoods and changing times. "Leaving Brooklyn / Returning to Brooklyn" features essays on famous Brooklynites such as Barbra Streisand and Danny Kaye as well as numerous personal reminiscences and family portraits of ordinary folk, making it clear that Brooklyn, for better and for worse, maintains a lasting presence in the lives of Jews born and raised there. Ilana Abramovitch's Introduction provides general historical context. The book also features a detailed timeline of Jewish immigration to and settlement in borough's neighborhoods, and of key events and turning points in the history of Jewish Brooklyn, as well as a Selected Bibliography.

The Boys of Summer

  • Filename: the-boys-of-summer.
  • ISBN: 9780062089984
  • Release Date: 2011-02-22
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Roger Kahn
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

Brooklyn 593 Revised

  • Filename: brooklyn-593-revised.
  • ISBN: 9781479780006
  • Release Date: 2013-01
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: James I. Plummer
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



"Brooklyn 593" reflects on the tumultuous life and times of an African-American youth who was born on a small farm in Georgia into a loving family that suffered immensely from the ravages of social and economic injustice and exploitation that permeated American Society during that era. After the untimely death of my mother and my father's subsequent remarriage, my sisters and I were uprooted from rural Georgia and transplanted into the hustle-bustle of big-city life in Brooklyn, New York where we grew up in a dysfunctional, abusive household at 593 Halsey Street. Additional reflections include my experiences during 26 years of military service which included tours of duty in Germany, Libya and Vietnam, with samplings of the many good times experienced and hardships encountered along the way.

Brooklyn In My Blood

  • Filename: brooklyn-in-my-blood.
  • ISBN: 9781624885211
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Tom Potenza
  • Publisher: BookBaby



Memoirs of growing up and growing old with a lot of laughter and love.

The Boys of Brooklyn

  • Filename: the-boys-of-brooklyn.
  • ISBN: 9781480813151
  • Release Date: 2014-12-11
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Victor Sparozic
  • Publisher: Archway Publishing



Vito Sparo is a member of an exclusive members-only club in Brooklyn. What no one knows is that the club is just a front for a mob family led by Sonny, an up-and-coming boss seemingly destined to take the number one leadership role in the mob. Now that Sonny is a self-made boss, he does not need to do the dirty work anymore. He leaves that up to his fellow mobsters that include the Duke, Carmine, Dillinger, and Vito. Sonny takes no chances when it comes to the feds. In a time when right is right and wrong is wrong, he directs his men on bloody missions that repay favors, punish disloyalty, and pay off debts. Vito, who is known for thinking with an angle and living by his vow to never kill an innocent person, dutifully tags along on hits that take out scumbags and thugs, celebrating each hit with Sonny at a strip club. Through it all, he still finds time for love with his girlfriend—the one he will fiercely protect with whatever means necessary. The Boys of Brooklyn share a hard-hitting, behind the scenes story about organized crime from the perspective of a mobster who lived his life dedicated to his boss and his organized crime family.

Brooklyn Story

  • Filename: brooklyn-story.
  • ISBN: 1439190240
  • Release Date: 2010-12-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Suzanne Corso
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Perfectly evoking the sights and sounds of the summer of 1978 in Brooklyn, Suzanne Corso makes an acclaimed fiction debut with this powerful coming-of-age tale, told from an adult perspective, of family, best friends, first loves, and big dreams waiting to come true. . . . Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old, half Jewish and half Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn. She lives in Bensonhurst with her mother, Joan, a woman poisoned with cynicism and shackled by addictions; and with her Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family. And this is home—a tight-knit community of ancestors and traditions, of controlling mobsters, compliant wives, and charismatic young guys willing to engage in anything illegal to get a shot at playing with the big boys. Yet Samantha has something that even her most simpatico girlfriend, Janice Caputo, doesn’t share—a desire to become a writer and to escape their insular, overcrowded little world and the destiny that is assumed for all of them. Then comes Tony Kroon. He’s a gorgeous mobster wannabe, a Bensonhurst Adonis whose seductive charms Samantha finds irresistible—even when she knows she’s too smart to fall this deep . . . but Samantha soon finds herself swallowed up by dangerous circumstances that threaten to jeopardize more than her dreams. Grandma Ruth’s advice: Samantha had better write herself out of this story and into a new one, fast.

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