Insider Brooklyn by Rachel Felder

I think it was about a year ago that Rachel came into the shop and started telling me about a book that she was working on - and I remember thinking, what a great idea, I wish this was coming out now!!!

I of course am biased and think Brooklyn is the best borough - it's where I live, work, hang out - I'd take Brooklyn over Manhattan any day!

Rachel highlights things to do and places to stay in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Fort Green, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ditmas Park. I don't think she left anything out!

Here is what she wrote about Greenpoint:

And of course about Line & Label:

'With Siouxsie and the Banshees blaring in the background and clothes by the likes of Christian Joy - a stylist who's worked with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Alabama Shakes - it's no surprise that the garments at this homespun boutique have a rock'n'roll edge. But owner Kate O'Riley, who designs some of the clothing, offers pieces that would work in a casual office environment despite their "cool girl" sensibility. There's also restrained, delicate jewelry and simple bags to tone things down. Nothing's too pricey and many items, including just-trendy-enough handbags, are made in-house in a studio that's tucked in back.'

We've ordered copies that we will have for sale in the shop - we think they will make great gifts filled with useful information as well as keepsakes for tourists.

Thanks again to Rachel Felder and Harper Collins for including us!