New York City Guide: Know the City Like a Local

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City Guide New York is a comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting destinations. Full-color photography combines with the lively text to help you discover the real Big Apple. Forget all the crowds at the regular sights and explore New York like a New Yorker, in the delis, local bars, and small theaters that give this city its energy. With more than 48.7 million visitors in 2010 (source: www.nytimes.com), a number that is only expected to grow, New York is the hippest destination on the East ...

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Overview

City Guide New York is a comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting destinations. Full-color photography combines with the lively text to help you discover the real Big Apple. Forget all the crowds at the regular sights and explore New York like a New Yorker, in the delis, local bars, and small theaters that give this city its energy. With more than 48.7 million visitors in 2010 (source: www.nytimes.com), a number that is only expected to grow, New York is the hippest destination on the East Coast. Our inspirational “Insight recommends” section outlines top attractions and activities not to miss, while features by local writers cover a range of subjects – including the best places to grab a hotdog or watch the famous subway series between the Yankees and the Mets. Thirteen Places chapters cover the entire city, giving you the detailed information you need to plan your perfect trip. Evocative accounts of the city’s history and culture combine with lively descriptions of the best neighborhoods, all illustrated with vivid photography. Color maps, plus floorplans of all the major museums, help you navigate with ease, the Travel Tips provide practical information and our independent listings for the best places to stay and eat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050928
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: City Guide Series
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 933,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Starmer has spent the last twelve years exploring the streets, parks, and restaurants of New York City. He has written and contributed to numerous guidebooks and is the author of two novels for young people, DWEEB and The Only Ones.

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Table of Contents

The Best of New York
Introduction
New York, New Yorkers

HISTORY
Decisive Dates
The Making of New York

FEATURES
Culture and the City
Diners, Delis, and Dogs

PLACES
Lower Manhattan
SoHo and TriBeCa
East Village and the Lower East Side
Greenwich Village
Union Square and Chelsea
Midtown West
Fifth Avenue
Midtown East
Upper East Side
Harlem
The Outer Boroughs
Excursions from New York

TRANSPORTATION
Getting There
By Air
By Train
By Bus
By Ship
Getting Around
Trains
Buses
Taxis
Driving
Car Rental
Boat Rental

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACTIVITIES
The Arts
Festivals
Sports
Shopping
What to Buy
Where to Shop

A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHAT TO READ
Natural and Cultural History
Fiction
Other Insight Guides
 

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