Blue Guide New York

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From Madison Avenue's haute couture to the punk grunge of the Lower East Side, from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, from Wall Street to 42nd Street, from the clean lines of modern Chelsea to Park Slope brownstones, New York's diverse landscape pulsates with the energy of myriad cultures existing side by side.

With detailed walking tours through Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, Blue Guide New York offers an accessible approach to exploring the ...

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Overview

From Madison Avenue's haute couture to the punk grunge of the Lower East Side, from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, from Wall Street to 42nd Street, from the clean lines of modern Chelsea to Park Slope brownstones, New York's diverse landscape pulsates with the energy of myriad cultures existing side by side.

With detailed walking tours through Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, Blue Guide New York offers an accessible approach to exploring the city. An excellent resource for both resident and visitor, the book provides fascinating background history and expert descriptions of neighborhoods, parks, museums, buildings, and landmarks, in addition to practical and up-to-date information on accommodation, restaurants, and city activities for every budget.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News
Possibly the most comprehensive guide there is to New York.
New York Times
[I]mpressive and indispensable to the serious sightseer.
Sunday Times
Sets the standard for travel guides.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393319859
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
Introduction 15
Practical Information
Planning Your Trip 17
Getting to New York 23
On Arrival 25
Getting around New York 29
Where to Stay 34
Additional Information 41
Food and Drink 46
What to See 66
Tours and Sightseeing Services 69
Shopping 71
Museums and Galleries 73
Calendar of Events, Festivals, and Parades 80
Sports 84
Performing Arts 90
Film 100
Background Information
Chronology 103
Glossary of Architectural Terms 111
Further Reading 113
Borough of Manhattan/New York County 117
1 Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island 120
2 Lower Manhattan: Battery Park to South Street Seaport 128
3 The Financial District 148
4 World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City 158
5 Park Row, City Hall, and the Civic Center 167
6 Chinatown, Little Italy, and NoLIta 185
7 Lower East Side 195
8 SoHo 208
9 TriBeCa 222
10 East Village 228
11 Greenwich Village 248
12 Chelsea 275
13 Stuyvesant Square, Union Square, Madison Square, Gramercy Park, and the Flatiron District 287
14 Herald Square and the Garment District 302
15 West 42nd Street and the Times Square Theater District 309
16 Fifth Avenue and Vicinity: 34th Street to 59th Street 325
17 Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, and Carnegie Hall 346
18 Midtown East: Murray Hill, 42nd Street, and Park Avenue 364
19 United Nations, Turtle Bay, Beekman Hill, Sutton Place, and Roosevelt Island 382
20 Yorkville and the East River Islands 397
21 The Silk Stocking District, the Whitney Museum, and Environs 406
22 Fifth Avenue: 59th Street to 79th Street 415
23 Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue, 79th Street to 104th Street) and Vicinity 424
24 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 438
25 Central Park 453
26 Upper West Side 470
27 Morningside Heights 501
28 Harlem 523
29 Upper Manhattan: Washington Heights and Inwood 541
Borough of the Bronx/Bronx County 567
30 The South Bronx: Mott Haven, Port Morris, Hunts Point, Melrose, Morrisania, and Highbridge 572
31 The Grand Concourse 582
32 Central Bronx: Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, Fordham University, Belmont, West Farms, and University Heights 587
33 Eastern Bronx: Throgs Neck, Parkchester, Westchester, Morris Park, Pelham Bay Park, City Island, and Co-op City 597
34 Northwest Bronx: Riverdale and Fieldston 604
35 Northern Bronx: Van Cortland Park, Woodlawn Cemetery, Kingsbridge and Kingsbridge Heights, and Norwood 610
Borough of Brooklyn/Kings County 619
36 Fulton Ferry, DUMBO, and Vinegar Hill 624
37 Brooklyn Heights 629
38 The Civic Center and Downtown Brooklyn 638
39 Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, and Gowanus 643
40 Park Slope 652
41 Prospect Park 657
42 The Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden 667
43 Southwestern Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Borough Park 674
44 South Central Brooklyn: Flatbush, Including Prospect Park South and Midwood 682
45 Southern Brooklyn: Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, and Gravesend 686
46 Southeastern Brooklyn: Floyd Bennett Field, Marine Park, Flatlands, and Canarsie 693
47 East Central Brooklyn: Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, and Cypress Hills 696
48 Fort Greene and Clinton Hill 706
49 Northern Brooklyn: Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick 715
Borough of Queens/Queens County 725
50 Northwestern Queens: Hunter's Point, Long Island City, Ravenswood, Astoria, Steinway, Sunnyside, and Woodside 730
51 Central Queens: Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, and Rego Park 742
52 Northeastern Queens: College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck and Douglaston, Flushing, and Floral Park 761
53 Southern Queens: Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, St. Albans and Hollis, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, and Ozone Park 775
54 Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Jamaica Bay, and the Rockaways 783
Borough of Staten Island/Richmond County 789
55 Northern Staten Island: St. George and New Brighton, Snug Harbor, West New Brighton, Port Richmond, and Westerleigh 794
56 Eastern Staten Island: Tompkinsville and Ward Hill, Stapleton and Stapleton Heights, Grymes Hill, and Rosebank 805
57 Central Staten Island: Dongan Hills, Todt Hill, New Dorp, Lighthouse Hill, Willowbrook, Bull's Head, New Springville, and Richmondtown 812
58 Southern Staten Island: Tottenville, Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, Annadale, and Eltingville 821
59 Western Staten Island: Charleston, Rossville, and Travis 825
Index 829
Maps
New York 20
Lower Manhattan and Battery Park 129
Financial District 149
Park Row, City Hall, and Civic Center 169
Chinatown, Little Italy, and NoLIta 186
Lower East Side 196
SoHo 209
TriBeCa 223
East Village 229
Washington Square and the South Village 251
West Village 262
Northern Greenwich Village 269
Chelsea 276
Stuyvesant Square to the Flatiron District 288
Herald Square and the Garment District 303
Times Square Theater District 310
Fifth Avenue: 34th to 59th Streets 326
Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, and Carnegie Hall 347
Midtown East: Murray Hill, 42nd Street, and Park Avenue 365
Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, and Vicinity 372
United Nations and Vicinity 383
Yorkville 398
The Silk Stocking District: Whitney Museum and Environs 407
Fifth Avenue: 59th to 79th Streets 416
Museum Mile: Fifth Avenue, 79th to 104th Streets 425
Central Park 454
Upper West Side: Columbus Circle to Verdi Square 472
Central Park West: Columbus Circle to 81st Street 484
Morningside Heights 502
Harlem 524
Audubon Terrace 544
Washington Heights 549
Fort Tryon Park 556
Inwood 562
The Bronx 568
Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden 589
Brooklyn 622
Brooklyn Heights 630
Prospect Park 658
Queens 726
Staten Island 791
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