Everything Guide to New York City: Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping Major Attractions and the Best-Kept Secret Spots in the Big Apple

Everything Guide to New York City: Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping Major Attractions and the Best-Kept Secret Spots in the Big Apple

by Richard Mintzer, Rich Mintzer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580623148
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/15/2000
Series: Everything Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Chapter 1New York City, A Brief History1
How It All Began2
Stuyvesant3
The 1700s and Growth!4
An Inauspicious Start to Better Times Ahead6
A Disastrous Decade and a Fun Decade8
Tough Times and Big Buildings9
A Couple of Jackies and a Lot of Baby Boomers12
And Then Came the '60s!13
From Bad to Worse15
The Late '70s, a Slow Comeback, Despite Disco16
New York Comes Back, Again!17
Chapter 2When to Go, How to Get There, and Where to Stay21
When to Go22
How to Get There23
By Car23
By Plane26
By Bus30
By Train31
Travel Agents32
Packing for Your Trip32
Where to Stay34
New York Hotels34
Hotel List36
Midtown (East Side)--42nd Street to 59th Street39
Midtown (West Side)--42nd to 59th Streets48
Downtown--below 42nd Street59
Uptown--above 59th Street64
Chapter 3Getting Around, Tours, and Dining69
Getting Around70
Car Rentals and Car Services72
Mass Transit74
The Subway System75
Walking76
Taxis76
Getting Around the City, for People with Disabilities80
Tours81
Bus Tours82
Boat Tours83
Helicopter Tours85
Walking Tours85
Other Tours86
Dining87
Finding Restaurants!88
101 Places to Eat!90
Map of Greater New York City103
Map of Manhattan: 96th to 14th Street105
Map of Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan107
Chapter 4"Can't Miss" Sights109
The Apollo Theater111
Carnegie Hall112
Ellis Island National Monument113
The Empire State Building115
F.A.O. Schwarz116
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts117
New York Public Library119
New York Stock Exchange121
Radio City Music Hall122
Rockefeller Center123
Saint Patrick's Cathedral126
South Street Seaport126
Statue of Liberty129
The United Nations130
The World Financial Center132
The World Trade Center134
Shopping in NYC135
Barney's in New York135
Bloomingdale's135
Macy's-Herald Square136
Saks Fifth Avenue136
Henri Bendel137
Tiffany & Company137
Cross-Cultural Department137
Chapter 5Marvelous Museums of the City139
Abigail Adams Smith House Museum142
American Museum of Natural History143
Children's Museum of Manhattan145
The Cloisters Museum146
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum147
The Frick Collection148
The Guggenheim Museum149
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum150
Jewish Museum152
Lower East Side Tenement Museum153
Metropolitan Museum of Art154
The Museum of Modern Art156
Museum of Television and Radio158
The Museum of the City of New York159
The New York City Fire Museum160
New-York Historical Society162
The Studio Museum in Harlem163
Whitney Museum of American Art164
Chapter 6Central Park165
Activities and Family Things To Do166
The Central Park Wildlife Center167
Wollman Memorial Rink168
Playgrounds170
The Carousel170
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center171
The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater171
The Loeb Boathouse and the Lake171
Tennis, Anyone?171
Other Activities172
Sights in the Park172
The Arsenal172
Bethesda Terrace173
The Dairy173
The Harlem Meer173
Belvedere Castle174
The Reservoir174
Lawns, Gardens, and Wide-Open Spaces175
Yes, You Can Picnic in Manhattan175
Fine Dining177
Other Manhattan Parks178
Battery Park178
Fort Tryon Park179
Riverside Park179
Carl Schurz Park179
Union Square Park180
Washington Square Park180
Map of Central Park/North181
Map of Central Park/South181
Chapter 7The Neighborhoods of Manhattan183
The Lower East Side185
Chinatown and Little Italy187
Greenwich Village189
Times Square and 42nd Street193
Harlem197
Chapter 8The Boroughs and Long Island201
Brooklyn203
The New York City Transit Museum204
The New York Aquarium205
Coney Island206
The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens208
Brooklyn Museum of Art209
Queens211
American Museum of the Moving Image212
Hall Of Science213
Queens Museum of Art214
The Bronx214
The New York Botanical Garden215
The Bronx Zoo216
City Island218
Yankee Stadium219
Staten Island220
Historic Richmond Town221
Fort Wadsworth222
Snug Harbor Cultural Center222
Long Island224
Old Bethpage Village Restoration226
The Nassau County Museum of Art227
Old Westbury Gardens227
Sands Point Preserve228
Chapter 9A Year-Round Calendar of Events231
Annual New York Events232
Madison Square Garden235
Broadway: The Great White Way237
Television Shows in New York!244
Family Fun: 50 Places to Go with Kids in the City246
Chelsea Piers254
Sports for All Ages254
Sports: For Spectators257
New York after Dark258
Index267

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