Where the Writers Live
The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life.
By Evan Hughes.
Holt. 337 pp. $17
The New York City borough of Brooklyn is one of the most ethnically diverse places on earth. Drenched in working-class iconography, from baseball’s fabled Dodgers to the 1970s television series Welcome Back, Kotter, it has long been home to immigrants and the many other New Yorkers who can’t afford to live in Manhattan. It has...