The many faces of Brooklyn – in pictures | US news

‘While working on this book, Alex and I were reminded that Brooklyn is part of our heritage. For Alex, it was his grandfather, Ernest Webb, born in Shanghai to a seafaring family, who moved to Brooklyn as a child in the late 19th century. For me, it was my Montenegrin grandmother, Mary Raisovich. At six years old, in 1910, she first saw Whitman’s “Brooklyn of ample hills” from the deck of a ship heading to Ellis Island, a view that she’d never forget’ – Rebecca Norris Webb

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