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The Rough Guide to New York City

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The Rough Guide to New York City is the ultimate travel guide to this exciting city. In full color throughout and with dozens of photos to illustrate New York City's great buildings, iconic landmarks, and distinctive neighborhoods, this updated guidebook will show you the best the city has to offer.

The guide includes itineraries to help you explore the city, discover great places to eat, and experience the city outside of the traditional tourist's path. You'll also find ...

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Overview

The Rough Guide to New York City is the ultimate travel guide to this exciting city. In full color throughout and with dozens of photos to illustrate New York City's great buildings, iconic landmarks, and distinctive neighborhoods, this updated guidebook will show you the best the city has to offer.

The guide includes itineraries to help you explore the city, discover great places to eat, and experience the city outside of the traditional tourist's path. You'll also find detailed information neighborhood-by-neighborhood, whether you want to visit the historic Financial District, Chelsea's High Line park, the churches of Harlem, Brooklyn's Coney Island, or even the furthest reaches of the Bronx.

New York City has something for everyone — art galleries and museums, festivals and nightlife — and The Rough Guide to New York City uncovers it all, revealing hidden gems in some of the most popular areas and including all kinds of highlights in its "Top 5" lists. Detailed color maps for each neighborhood, plus a subway map and practical information on all the essentials, make getting around easy.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to New York City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409337133
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/20/2014
  • Series: Rough Guide to... Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 482,140
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Dunford and Jack Holland are two of the co-founders of Rough Guides. They have also co-authored Rough Guides to Amsterdam and Holland and written several other titles independently.
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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
What to see     5
When to go     10
Things not to miss     11
Basics     19
Getting there     19
Arrival     23
Getting around     25
Crime and personal safety     28
The media     30
Tourist information     33
Travel essentials     36
The City     41
The Harbor Islands     43
The Financial District     50
City Hall Park and the Brooklyn Bridge     65
Tribeca and Soho     73
Chinatown, Little Italy, and NoLita     82
The Lower East Side     93
The East Village     99
The West Village     107
Chelsea     115
Union Square, Gramercy Park, and the Flatiron District     121
Midtown East     129
The Museum of Modern Art     147
Midtown West     152
Central Park     163
The Metropolitan Museum of Art     173
The Upper East Side     188
The Upper West Side and Morningside Heights     204
Harlem andabove     220
Brooklyn     237
Queens     265
The Bronx     277
Staten Island     287
Listings     295
Accommodation     295
Cafes and light meals     314
Restaurants     329
Drinking     363
Nightlife     376
The performing arts and film     383
Gay and lesbian New York     396
Commercial galleries     403
Shopping     408
Sports and outdoor activities     427
Parades and festivals     440
Kids' New York     447
Directory     454
Contexts     457
The historical framework     459
Books     471
New York on film     480
Glossary     491
Travel store     495
Small print & Index     511
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