Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." With more than 1200 exclusive, full-color photographs, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York offers you the most appetizing view of the Big Apple ever to be found in a travel reference. Detailed 3-D street, attraction, and subway maps take you from the Bronx down to Battery Park across to Queens and Brooklyn and direct you to all the must-see locations in between. From quaint 19th-century brownstones to Post-Modern glass office towers, a vibrant four-page spread invites you to explore the styles of architecture that make up the city's exciting skyline. The multiculturality of New York is covered, showing the variety of ethnic groups that have contributed to the flavor of the city's simmering melting pot. A brief historical overview traces the city's Native American beginnings and Dutch affiliation as New Amsterdam to its current status as America's leading business and arts center. Discover the treasures awaiting you along the Museum Mile with spotlights on the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museums that show cutaways, floor plans, and notes on their unique collections. Wander through GreenwichVillage and Soho in just one of five special walking tours that take you through neighborhoods bustling with art, architecture, and history. New York's parks, performing arts, sports, entertainment centers are all covered in this ultimate, not-to-be-missed guide to the city that never sleeps.