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"Brooklyn is a living, vital amalgam of languages, faiths, and cultures," observes host David Hartman, an award-winning documentary maker and well-known television figure. "And it's got it all -- beaches and gardens, music and art, business and industry -- plus a history that's truly remarkable.

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"It's really a huge community of enclaves," adds Barry Lewis, architectural historian and New York City expert who serves as tour guide in the series. "Being 'from Brooklyn' means something different to every Brooklynite. If you're from Bushwick, that's your Brooklyn; if you're from Gravesend, that's your Brooklyn. And the funny thing is people can live on their turf for years without ever setting foot in the next neighborhood only a few blocks away."

A WALK AROUND BROOKLYN aims to give all viewers, Brooklynites and others, a glimpse at some of the countless facets that make up New York City's most colorful borough. The special includes the homecoming of comedian Alan King, after a 50-year absence, to the Williamsburg streets of his boyhood, where he reminisces with Hartman and Lewis about growing up in the shadow of the El train and the Williamsburg Bridge.



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