Avant-Guide New York City: Insiders Guide for Urban Adventurers

Avant-Guide New York City: Insiders Guide for Urban Adventurers

by Dan Levine
     
 

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Avant-Guide New York City is filled with practical travel tips and suggested sights to explore. With 100 black-and-white photos and four-color foldout street and subway maps, travelers will find it easy to enjoy the best of the Big Apple — from the boutiques of Madison Avenue to the funky clubs of Soho, Greenwich Village, and the Bowery. Using candid interviews… See more details below

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Avant-Guide New York City is filled with practical travel tips and suggested sights to explore. With 100 black-and-white photos and four-color foldout street and subway maps, travelers will find it easy to enjoy the best of the Big Apple — from the boutiques of Madison Avenue to the funky clubs of Soho, Greenwich Village, and the Bowery. Using candid interviews with major artists, musicians, chefs, and others at the epicenter of the city's scene, the book gets you the inside scoop on local culture. In-depth coverage of where to stay, eat, relax, view art, listen to music will help you to explore the finest that this dynamic city has to offer.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This is part of a new series of travel books designed for "cosmopolitan travelers," and the general format is more active than that of many travel books. Pages intersperse black-and-white photos cut into squares, circles, and triangles with text highlighted in black, yellow, and green. There is a lot of text, with topics subdivided into ten main areas: Engaging, Navigating, Sleeping, Sightseeing, Exploring, Exercising, Buying, Eating, Entertaining, and Planning. Descriptions are more biting than usual, e.g., the Guggenheim Museum is called a giant toilet bowl, and a "Tourist Traps" section is included. Entertaining includes Gay/Lesbian, Live Folk, and Sex, illustrating how inclusive this book tries to be. The cover is bright and appealing, but the text-intensive content may deter many. In addition, there are few maps. This book may be most useful for those already familiar with the city. Consider buying for large public libraries located near New York.--Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891603129
Publisher:
Empire Press Media
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Avant-Guide Books Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.80(d)

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