New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods

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Both an official NYC guide and a celebration of the city, this book is the ideal travel companion for both tourists and resident tourists. Complete "how-to" information shows where to eat and shop, as well as how to get there. More than 20 neighborhoods are covered in full detail, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Little Senegal, Little India, Little Poland, and Koreatown, among others. A comprehensive travel guide to the worlds within New York City, this book includes photographs, maps, and a ...
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Overview

Both an official NYC guide and a celebration of the city, this book is the ideal travel companion for both tourists and resident tourists. Complete "how-to" information shows where to eat and shop, as well as how to get there. More than 20 neighborhoods are covered in full detail, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Little Senegal, Little India, Little Poland, and Koreatown, among others. A comprehensive travel guide to the worlds within New York City, this book includes photographs, maps, and a historical background of the ethnic neighborhoods within the five boroughs.
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"Naomi Fertitta's "New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods" (Universe, $25), provides surprising, delightful and practical insights into the people, sights, food and shopping found in the city's ethnic communities — a must read for New Yorkers and visitors alike." ~The New York Times

"The title says it all. Fertitta and Aresu take the intimidation factor out of New York by zeroing in on small neighborhoods and their charms. There are few better examples of the "melting pot" cliche of the great city than the book's overview of nearly two dozen ethnic enclaves,…I can tell that this book will get quite a work out from me over the next few months." ~CTNews.com

"[The] colorful juxtaposition of faces, foods, and architecture is a bracing reminder of the city’s diversity." ~New York Times Book Review

Joshua Hammer
Fertitta's book serves up mini-profiles of 20 ethnic enclaves across New York City, from Flatbush's Little West Indies and Astoria's Little Egypt to Little Senegal in Harlem. Her colorful juxtaposition of faces, foods and architecture is a bracing reminder of the city's diversity.
—The New York Times
Library Journal
Too many guides to New York City sites never take readers off the usual Manhattan pathways. These two books are different. They'll inspire and enable travelers—not only those from out of town but also dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers—to discover authentic treasures that give the city its vibrancy and depth. In Fertitta and Aresu's book, these treasures are 22 neighborhoods, arranged by borough, from Brooklyn's Little Beirut in Bay Ridge to Staten Island's Little Sri Lanka. Each neighborhood gets six or more pages, a combination of introductory narrative, vivid color photos, a basic local street map, and clearly formatted lists under the headings Eat, Shop, Nightlife/Bar (or sometimes Snack), and Visit. For example, for Little Ireland in the Bronx, the authors recommend three restaurants, three bars, four food or gift shops, and a park, museum, and church. For convenient consistency, each neighborhood's "Miles from Grand Central" and directions to it from Grand Central, usually by subway, are included. There's an MTA subway map in the back, along with a bus map only for Manhattan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789318985
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 674,883
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Fertitta is a writer and photographer, born and raised in Queens, New York.

Paul Aresu is a well-known photographer whose work has been published in Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated.

The NYC & Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization whose mission is to support tourism to New York City by promoting the arts and cultural organizations that make visiting New York City a special and exciting experience. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has focused on educating domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout New York City.

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