Everything Guide to New York City: Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping Major Attractions and the Best-Kept Secret Spots in the Big Apple

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580623148
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/15/2000
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 New York City, A Brief History 1
How It All Began 2
Stuyvesant 3
The 1700s and Growth! 4
An Inauspicious Start to Better Times Ahead 6
A Disastrous Decade and a Fun Decade 8
Tough Times and Big Buildings 9
A Couple of Jackies and a Lot of Baby Boomers 12
And Then Came the '60s! 13
From Bad to Worse 15
The Late '70s, a Slow Comeback, Despite Disco 16
New York Comes Back, Again! 17
Chapter 2 When to Go, How to Get There, and Where to Stay 21
When to Go 22
How to Get There 23
By Car 23
By Plane 26
By Bus 30
By Train 31
Travel Agents 32
Packing for Your Trip 32
Where to Stay 34
New York Hotels 34
Hotel List 36
Midtown (East Side)--42nd Street to 59th Street 39
Midtown (West Side)--42nd to 59th Streets 48
Downtown--below 42nd Street 59
Uptown--above 59th Street 64
Chapter 3 Getting Around, Tours, and Dining 69
Getting Around 70
Car Rentals and Car Services 72
Mass Transit 74
The Subway System 75
Walking 76
Taxis 76
Getting Around the City, for People with Disabilities 80
Tours 81
Bus Tours 82
Boat Tours 83
Helicopter Tours 85
Walking Tours 85
Other Tours 86
Dining 87
Finding Restaurants! 88
101 Places to Eat! 90
Map of Greater New York City 103
Map of Manhattan: 96th to 14th Street 105
Map of Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan 107
Chapter 4 "Can't Miss" Sights 109
The Apollo Theater 111
Carnegie Hall 112
Ellis Island National Monument 113
The Empire State Building 115
F.A.O. Schwarz 116
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 117
New York Public Library 119
New York Stock Exchange 121
Radio City Music Hall 122
Rockefeller Center 123
Saint Patrick's Cathedral 126
South Street Seaport 126
Statue of Liberty 129
The United Nations 130
The World Financial Center 132
The World Trade Center 134
Shopping in NYC 135
Barney's in New York 135
Bloomingdale's 135
Macy's-Herald Square 136
Saks Fifth Avenue 136
Henri Bendel 137
Tiffany & Company 137
Cross-Cultural Department 137
Chapter 5 Marvelous Museums of the City 139
Abigail Adams Smith House Museum 142
American Museum of Natural History 143
Children's Museum of Manhattan 145
The Cloisters Museum 146
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 147
The Frick Collection 148
The Guggenheim Museum 149
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum 150
Jewish Museum 152
Lower East Side Tenement Museum 153
Metropolitan Museum of Art 154
The Museum of Modern Art 156
Museum of Television and Radio 158
The Museum of the City of New York 159
The New York City Fire Museum 160
New-York Historical Society 162
The Studio Museum in Harlem 163
Whitney Museum of American Art 164
Chapter 6 Central Park 165
Activities and Family Things To Do 166
The Central Park Wildlife Center 167
Wollman Memorial Rink 168
Playgrounds 170
The Carousel 170
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 171
The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater 171
The Loeb Boathouse and the Lake 171
Tennis, Anyone? 171
Other Activities 172
Sights in the Park 172
The Arsenal 172
Bethesda Terrace 173
The Dairy 173
The Harlem Meer 173
Belvedere Castle 174
The Reservoir 174
Lawns, Gardens, and Wide-Open Spaces 175
Yes, You Can Picnic in Manhattan 175
Fine Dining 177
Other Manhattan Parks 178
Battery Park 178
Fort Tryon Park 179
Riverside Park 179
Carl Schurz Park 179
Union Square Park 180
Washington Square Park 180
Map of Central Park/North 181
Map of Central Park/South 181
Chapter 7 The Neighborhoods of Manhattan 183
The Lower East Side 185
Chinatown and Little Italy 187
Greenwich Village 189
Times Square and 42nd Street 193
Harlem 197
Chapter 8 The Boroughs and Long Island 201
Brooklyn 203
The New York City Transit Museum 204
The New York Aquarium 205
Coney Island 206
The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens 208
Brooklyn Museum of Art 209
Queens 211
American Museum of the Moving Image 212
Hall Of Science 213
Queens Museum of Art 214
The Bronx 214
The New York Botanical Garden 215
The Bronx Zoo 216
City Island 218
Yankee Stadium 219
Staten Island 220
Historic Richmond Town 221
Fort Wadsworth 222
Snug Harbor Cultural Center 222
Long Island 224
Old Bethpage Village Restoration 226
The Nassau County Museum of Art 227
Old Westbury Gardens 227
Sands Point Preserve 228
Chapter 9 A Year-Round Calendar of Events 231
Annual New York Events 232
Madison Square Garden 235
Broadway: The Great White Way 237
Television Shows in New York! 244
Family Fun: 50 Places to Go with Kids in the City 246
Chelsea Piers 254
Sports for All Ages 254
Sports: For Spectators 257
New York after Dark 258
Index 267
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