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Streetwise Manhattan Map - Laminated City Street Map of Manhattan, New York - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Subway (2014)

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2014 UPDATED Streetwise Manhattan Map - Laminated City Street Map of Manhattan, New York - Folding pocket size NYC travel map with integrated subway lines & stations - bus map

This map covers the following areas:
Main Manhattan Map 1: 27,000
Manhattan Bus Map

Some people think Manhattan and New York City are synonymous, but technically they are not. Manhattan is one of ...

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Overview

2014 UPDATED Streetwise Manhattan Map - Laminated City Street Map of Manhattan, New York - Folding pocket size NYC travel map with integrated subway lines & stations - bus map

This map covers the following areas:
Main Manhattan Map 1: 27,000
Manhattan Bus Map

Some people think Manhattan and New York City are synonymous, but technically they are not. Manhattan is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The others are Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. It’s a persnickety detail, but detail is what STREETWISE® is about. For example, the architectural details drawn on the Manhattan New York map are in outline form. A solid drawing would obscure the streets surrounding the location, and therefore hamper the usability of the map. Only in unobstructed locations will you find a solid drawing.

You may not notice this or any of the many other details that combine to make a NY city map that has been called “the best selling map on earth*.” The STREETWISE® Manhattan Map is detailed from lower tip to upper tip. It is layered with information about sites and mass transit routes. The New York City Subway system is one of the most important and vital rail networks in the world. It is also the fastest and cheapest way to travel north-south in New York. Our Manhattan street map has the best designed diagram of the Subway system ever produced on a street map. An inset of Manhattan bus routes complements the Subway system. You are now prepared to travel the length and breadth of Manhattan. From shopping in SOHO, dining in the Village, working in Midtown, visiting the Met on the Upper East Side or strolling thru Central Park, you’re covered with the STREETWISE® Manhattan Map of NYC. From the Staten Island Ferry up to the rediscovered realm of Harlem, you can navigate like a native New Yorker with this pocket size Manhattan Map.

Good city maps, like the STREETWISE® map of Manhattan, will guide you in the right direction and directly impact your experience of New York. A good Manhattan map will also keep you grounded, relaxed and confident in your decisions about where to go and how to get there. Whether by car, train, bus or on foot you are confident because you carry the most knowledgeable travel companion when you carry our NYC street map, the best laminated Manhattan Map on the market.

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

* Publishers Weekly January 2004

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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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
"Don't leave home without STREETWISE."
Travel + Leisure Magazine
"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886705975
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Edition number: 2014
  • Sales rank: 67,716
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    The Most Useful Pocket Map for Getting around Manhattan, Bar None

    I love this map! It is very simple to use and sturdy, it can be consulted unobtrusively, it slips into your jacket pocket or bag with ease, it is highly detailed in exactly the way both visitors and residents need, and it shows all the mass transit routes with clear and wonderful precision. Whether you live in Manhattan or are a tourist on your first visit, this map will be useful for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Just What I Was Looking For

    This map of New York City was just what I was looking for; a sinple, easy-to-read layout of the streets of Manhattan and points of interest. Bus route map on the back was a good bonus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    Lamination makes all the difference!

    Easy to read and does not fall apart in your bag even after getting caught in the rain!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Great Map of NYC

    I bought this folded map of NYC at the BnN store for my daughter who now attends college in Manhattan. It is also available online. It has been very useful to her to help her get where she needs to go. Especially since she is very new to the whole NYC scene. It is a great idea to buy for someone who really doesn't know the city and needs to learn fast. She keeps it in her backpack along with: Mapeasy's mini-map to Midtown Manhattan. This map is not available online, but was in the store. Both are GREAT . The second map even shows places to eat , shop and see detailed street by street.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Very useful

    This map saved us a lot of walking. The street names are easy to read and the subway lines are marked clearly. Its glossy finish keeps it nice and neat, and is easy to write on with pen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Great traveler map for NYC

    For those who want one map to carry while visiting NYC, this is it. In durable laminated plastic, it folds up into compact size for purse, pants pocket, or inside shirt. We have also used the "Streetwise" for London, Edinburgh and Louisville. All have been excellent maps.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Readable Map

    This is an excellent map for the visitor to New York. The type is large enough to be easily readable and the index is very helpful. I was looking at another map but the very helpful Barnes and Noble employee steered me to this map which was much more practical for my purposes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Very handy guide!

    This is a great map of the streets of New York City. It's compact and I was able to carry it in my purse on our recent trip to NYC. It was a quick reference that allowed us to walk to many locations without getting lost. Also includes a map of the subway and bus system.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Useful map

    The map of New York was easy to use because it is laminated and just the right size to put in a purse. It has both the street map and the subways. It's just enough info for seeing the sites without a lot of distracting detail. We were able to navigate our way around midtown and downtown Manhattan with no problem. It's much handier than a big folding map. I'll save it to use on my next trip. I'd recommend it for anyone who is directionally challenged.
    I was able to search for it online and then pick up at my local store.

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