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Taschen's New York

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by Poul Ober

Get the most out of New York: In New York, it's all about who you know: and now you're connected

Angelika Taschen knows New York. She’s been behind the velvet ropes, explored the secret, unmarked restaurants and beloved neighborhood delis, scoured Soho, Nolita and Tribeca’s stylish stores, and scoped out


Get the most out of New York: In New York, it's all about who you know: and now you're connected

Angelika Taschen knows New York. She’s been behind the velvet ropes, explored the secret, unmarked restaurants and beloved neighborhood delis, scoured Soho, Nolita and Tribeca’s stylish stores, and scoped out hotels uptown and downtown, from sleek and chic to hidden charms. She provides an all-access pass to parts of New York even most locals don’t know. Dictionary-style cutout tabs make it easy to flip through, and a pocket-sized map of Manhattan lists all the shops, hotels, and restaurants in the book. With this guide in hand, New York is yours for the taking.

Featuringthe Maritime Hotel, a former sailors’ dorm, now Chelsea’s coolest hotel; Robert De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel, with its authentic Japanese spa; the cheap but chic Pod Hotel. Learn how to get the best table at the Waverly Inn, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s exclusive salon for the glitterati; how to find Soho’s hidden basement bar subMercer; the Shake Shack, for a terrific burger in the shade of Madison Square Park; Rao’s, the Spanish Harlem Italian joint run by the Sopranos’ actor who turned Madonna away; where to buy New York’s best cheesecake; and Greenwich Letterpress, for hand-printed cards to send to envious friends who didn’t make this fabulous New York trip!

Text in English, French, and German

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Taschen America, LLC
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Meet the Author

Poul Ober specializes in interiors, architecture, and travel, and has produced advertising and editorial photography for Williams-Sonoma, O At Home, House & Garden, and various architectural and interior design firms. He lives and works in New York. (www.poulober.com)

Daisann McLane writes for National Geographic Traveler Magazine, The New York Times, New York Times Magazine and International Herald Tribune. She is the author of TASCHEN's Cheap Hotels and lives in New York City and Hong Kong. (www.daisann.com)

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

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Taschen's New York 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book! Great pictures and awesome tips. Highly recommend it!!!
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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
If you love New York City, have experienced the excitement of Times Square, made your way up the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, or have even had the opportunity to fly above the streets of Manhattan in a helicopter, perhaps you'd like to fly a bit higher. You need only take a look at the glamor of the hotels, restaurants, and shops through the eyes of Angelika Taschen to soar through luxury you may not have even known existed. Her &#233;lan for the city is evident in her selections, especially the "classic addresses and places that have the potential to become tomorrow's classics." In her many visits she has explored the best of Soho, Chelsea, Tribeca, the East Village, Gramercy, Midtown, Columbus Circle, the Upper East Side, the West Village, Chelsea, Nolita, the Lower East Side, the Flatiron, Hell's Kitchen, and Spanish Harlem. The unsuspecting armchair traveler will view the breathtakingly beautiful hotels behind ofttimes bland facades with jaw dropping amazement. The once blas&#233; Tribeca area has been revitalized by the mere presence and ingenious revitalizing efforts of Robert De Niro. Take for example the Greenwich Hotel. Each hotel is prefaced by a brief, but fascinating history, a web site address, telephone numbers, how to reach it by subway, the number of rooms, restaurant(s), and of course the $$$$. No doubt we are talking some well spent luxury dollars! If you are planning the trip of a lifetime do you want to spend your time in anything less than the best? Food, on the other hand, need not break the bank, but must taste wonderful. Perhaps you'd like a burger or a hot dog at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. For a reasonable price you'll find that "the ingredients are tops, and so is the taste-try one of the all-beef hot dogs, served on a poppy-seed bun. Wash it down with homemade lemonade, or a gourmet root beer from Louisiana." (pg. 264). Shopping...ooh, la, la! You can't go to New York City and simply pick up five tee shirts for ten bucks, you simply must shop (at least look). Tiffany & Company at 727 5th Avenue may break the bank, but is at least worth a looksee. Angelika asks, "Whose heart doesn't begin to beat a little faster when handed the famous blue Tiffany box?" (pg. 382) For this reviewer, who has been to the magnificent Strand Book Store at 828 Broadway, there is something to be said for the saying, "shop 'til you drop." This book was a sheer delight from cover to cover. Frommer's and Fodor's travel guides pale in comparison to the luxurious pages I found in this book. There are maps interspersed between sections and there is a laminated pull out map tucked in the back of the book that covers Manhattan from Spanish Harlem down to Battery Park. On the reverse side there is a blowup map of the Soho area. This is a wonderful book to browse and perhaps one the reader might consider to find those marvelous places only an experienced traveler like Angelika Taschen can point out. The art photography was simply gorgeous and brought out the finer points of each destination or eatery. This is one book that is simply an "experience" in luxury you might not want to pass up! Quill says: If you are planning to visit the Big Apple and want to maximize your vacation, you simply need to think "Taschen" if you want to see the best the best the city can offer!