Truman Capote and his memoirs of Brooklyn Heights

Truman Capote, an author who is most famous for his novels Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, lived in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, from 1955 to 1965. Besides the aforementioned titles, he also wrote a short autobiography called Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir, about the neighborhood. The book begins with the line, “I live in Brooklyn. By choice.” Although he was fond of the years he lived at 70 Willow Street, it wasn’t so much “by choice”. At the time, he needed a cheaper place to live than Manhattan. The owner of the magnificent 1839 house and a friend of his,… Read More

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Carroll Gardens Walking Tour

Carroll Gardens is one of Brooklyn’s most historic Italian enclaves. The neighborhood retains its old world charm but is now also a popular area for families looking for a kid-friendly community with a hip vibe. This tour takes you on a leisurely stroll through the gardens, parks, churches, brownstones and shops that make Carroll Gardens the charming community that it is. The area that is considered Carroll Gardens today, was named for Charles Carroll, who was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Originally from Maryland, Carroll was part of the troops that defended the “Old Stone… Read More

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