Brian Silverman (Senior Writer, Best of New York City, Where to Stay, Where to Dine chapters) is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, and Four Seasons. Among the many topics he writes about are food, travel, sports, and music. He is the author of numerous books including Going, Going, Gone: History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. He is also the author of the blog Fried Neck Bones . . . and Some Home Fries at www.friedneckbones.wordpress.com. For Frommer's, he has written Complete, Portable, and Budget Guides to New York City, as well as New York City for Dummies. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.
Richard Goodman (Best of New York City, New York City in Depth, Planning Your Trip, Neighborhoods and Suggested Itineraries, and Exploring New York) has lived in New York City for 35 years. He is the author of A New York Memoir, which chronicles those years. His book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through September 11th, was published in 2011 in a fi ne press edition. He is also the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France and The Soul of Creative Writing. He teaches creative nonfi ction at Spalding University's MFA in Writing Program.
Kelsy Chauvin (Best of New York, Shopping, After Dark chapters) is a writer, photographer, and fi lmmaker. Her very first trip abroad was to Uzbekistan at age 15, a journey that sparked a lifelong thirst for travel. Her writing and photography have been published in magazines, online, and in various Frommer's publications. She has called Brooklyn home for 10 years. "Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time." Steven Wright.