Zinester's Guide to NYC: The Last Wholly Analog Guide to NYC

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In the tradition of our DIY city guide The Zinester's Guide to Portland, we're proud to announce our brand-new New York City version! The Zinester's Guide to NYC is a top-to-bottom, on-the-cheap, warts-and-all exploration of the city that never sleeps. Whether you're looking for scam-able coffee or a place to grab a Japanese breakfast, art supplies, volunteer opportunities, or a 4-story Korean bathhouse, the ZG2NYC has it all. Anecdotal and opinionated, the ZG2NYC has listings from over twenty New York-based ...
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Overview


In the tradition of our DIY city guide The Zinester's Guide to Portland, we're proud to announce our brand-new New York City version! The Zinester's Guide to NYC is a top-to-bottom, on-the-cheap, warts-and-all exploration of the city that never sleeps. Whether you're looking for scam-able coffee or a place to grab a Japanese breakfast, art supplies, volunteer opportunities, or a 4-story Korean bathhouse, the ZG2NYC has it all. Anecdotal and opinionated, the ZG2NYC has listings from over twenty New York-based zine publishers, toiling under the benevolent umbrella of Ayun Halliday (Chief Primatologist of The East Village Inky zine, author of No Touch Monkey!) “The best way to experience the city is to really participate in it," Halliday says. "Why watch the parade when you can march in it? People should know that they can guest bartend, play bike polo in Sara Roosevelt Park, create a public park in a parking space on National Park(ing) Day, and submit the 5-minute movies they shoot on the boardwalk to next year's Coney Island Film Festival.” Like our Portland guide, the pocket-size NYC book is divided into illustrated, user friendly sections (Bars! Pizza! Historic buildings! Veggie options! Open mics! Craft supplies! The keys to low-budget NYC romance!) that give up the goods for first-timers and native New Yorkers alike.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"If I could still walk the streets of New York among my People, I would use this truly funny and truly affordable guide book. It kicks ass."  —Stephen Colbert

"Any old guide book can tell you how to get to the Statue of Liberty, but the ZG2NYC tells you where to go for punk rock rope skipping. In Queens. It makes me want to go climb on decommissioned ships in Staten Island right now, but I can't because I'm in a cocktail dress at 10 AM."  —Alex McCord, Real Housewife of New York

"An old school pleasure, the travel equivalent of a lovingly assembled mix tape--useful and full of surprises."  —Rolf Potts, Vagabonding

"If you do everything in this book, you will be more of a New Yorker than even the New Yorkiest New Yorker in New York."  —Matt Gross, New York Times Frugal Traveler

"Packs a crapload of inside information into its 256 pages, and for your bucks you even get artsy illustrations from DIY folks."  —Ink 19

"Balances a small, healthy dose of making fun of oneself with a snarky and sassy perspective of the world. Her world is New York City, which she describes so well in her adventures so I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that Ms. Halliday herself cooked up this tasty guide to New York built exactly for my anarcho-feminist-who-still-watches-crappy/sexist-reality-show leanings. This is the guide to New York to use when you don't have much money, you're open to exploring, and you don't mind public transit."  —Elevate Difference

"In the back of the thick, anecdotal guide to all things New York are a bunch of hand written street maps, like your friend might scrawl out for you to help you get around, but instead of being unintelligible and confusing these marker markings are completely clear and actually helpful. Which pretty much sums up the book: tons of tips about trains, tattoo parlors, bike shops, bars, and free museum passes scribbled out with the personality and character of loopy cursive handwriting...but you can actually read it and it helps."  —Roctober

"Understanding a living city is best done by living in it. ZGNYC is a guide to the life of NY that isn't the life presented by tourism, but instead the best of the best that's off the beaten path and that truly reflects the NY lifestyle that real New Yorkers live. A guide for the NYC tourist who doesn't just want to be a tourist."  —James A Cox, Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934620465
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Zinester's Guide Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 935,059
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ayun Halliday is the author of The Big Rumpus; Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste; and No Touch Monkey! She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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