Avant-Guide New York City: Insiders' Guide to Progressive Culture (Avant Guide Series)

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Featuring comprehensive, authoritative on new, unique, and fashion-forward hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in America's cultural, culinary, and style capital, Avant-Guide New York City is packed with straightforward reviews from insiders who are not afraid to attack sacred cows or praise a hidden treasure. The guide contains essential background information on the history of the Big Apple and a savvy guide to its richly varied neighborhoods. Written to appeal to seasoned visitors looking for a new ...
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Featuring comprehensive, authoritative on new, unique, and fashion-forward hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in America's cultural, culinary, and style capital, Avant-Guide New York City is packed with straightforward reviews from insiders who are not afraid to attack sacred cows or praise a hidden treasure. The guide contains essential background information on the history of the Big Apple and a savvy guide to its richly varied neighborhoods. Written to appeal to seasoned visitors looking for a new approach to their favorite destination, the guide profiles important personalities who drive the cultural scene and offers exciting ideas for visitors with or without children. Cleverly designed with lots of fully plotted, full-color maps, Avant-Guide New York City offers innovative detachable directories that provide indispensable information in a portable format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891603334
  • Publisher: Empire Press Media
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Series: Avant-Guide Books Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Sleep 9
Reservations 11
Best hotels to... 11
Hotels a-z 12
Cultural celebrity: Kevin Roberts 26
Directory: hotels 27
Maps: hotels 29
2 Eat 35
The reservations game 37
Who's who: NY's Avant Multi-Restaurateurs 37
Best restaurants to... 38
Restaurants a-z 39
Cultural celebrity: Charlie Palmer 62
Directory: restaurants 63
Maps: restaurants 67
3 Shop 73
Where to shop 75
Markets 76
The best day spas 77
10 Things to buy 78
Shops a-z 79
Cultural celebrity: Simon Doonan 96
Directory: shops 97
Maps: shops 103
4 Play 109
Best bars to... 111
Bars & clubs a-z 112
Cultural celebrity: Michael Stipe 124
Directory: bars & clubs 125
Maps: bars & clubs 127
5 Explore 133
The best of New York 135
The best tours 136
Sights a-z 137
Cultural celebrity: Daniel Libeskind 150
Directory: sights 151
Maps: sights 153
6 Know 159
Know your neighborhoods 161
Leaving the airport 165
Finding an address 166
Local transport 166
History in a hurry 167
Indexes 169
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