Streetwise Downtown Manhattan Map - Laminated Street Map of Downtown Manhattan, NY - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map (2011)

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2011 UPDATED Streetwise Downtown Manhattan Map - Laminated Street Map of Downtown Manhattan, NY - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated subway station locations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Downtown Manhattan Map 1:12,000

The STREETWISE® Downtown Manhattan Map provides an up close view of the lower portion of Manhattan. The home of Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and the center ...

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Overview

2011 UPDATED Streetwise Downtown Manhattan Map - Laminated Street Map of Downtown Manhattan, NY - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated subway station locations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Downtown Manhattan Map 1:12,000

The STREETWISE® Downtown Manhattan Map provides an up close view of the lower portion of Manhattan. The home of Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and the center of Manhattan’s financial life, Downtown Manhattan is also home to City Hall, Police Headquarters, several state and federal court houses and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Tribeca, the artsy TRIangle BElow CAnal, has high end restaurants and neighborhood taverns. It’s a real neighborhood where you’ll find the well off and those who are still hanging on to cheap lofts they first moved into decades ago. A world class film festival that takes place each spring features an outdoor “drive-in.” Watching a great film outside at the edge of the Hudson is worth a trip in itself.

The South Street Seaport area of piers 16 and 17 offers dining, shopping and a maritime museum that brings you back to when New York was a major port. You can board several of the historic vessels that are part of the fleet owned by the Seaport Museum, including the Peking, one of the largest sailing vessels ever built. A venture on the water of a different nature can be had by taking the Staten Island Ferry. The 25 minute ride gives you a breathtaking view of Manhattan Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Best of all…it’s free!

Battery Park City is a quiet residential neighborhood with a beautiful waterfront esplanade. Next door is Battery Park, location for the Castle Clinton National Monument. A precursor to Ellis Island, this is where you purchase tickets for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.

Also in Battery Park is the Fritz Koenig sculpture “The Sphere,” which once stood on the plaza at the World Trade Center. Damaged, but not destroyed, it stands as a memorial to the events of September 11, 2001. The site of the World Trade Center is indicated on the map as well as the positions of two viewing areas.

This map is highly detailed with major buildings, sites, government addresses, hotels, subway stops and ferry terminals clearly drawn and color coded. The index list all streets, Government and education sites, hotels, parks & plazas, places of interest, post offices and prominent office buildings. If lower NYC is your destination, than the STREETWISE® Downtown Manhattan Map is what you need.

Our pocket size map of Downtown Manhattan is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Downtown Manhattan map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Downtown Manhattan map today and you too can navigate this area like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931257466
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition number: 2011
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 693,651

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