The Unofficial Guide to New York City

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2010 - Travel - 480 pages
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  • New York City reached record levels of tourists and tourism in 2008 hosting 47 million visitors, including 9.8 million visitors traveling from abroad, also a record.  (nbcnewyork.com)
  • Forbes Traveler includes New York City with high honors on so many of its travel ranking and categories including: America's 30 Most Visited Cities; World's Most Stunning Skylines; Best Guided City Walking Tours; World's Best Party Cities; America's Best Street Food; Most Bike Friendly Cities; Top 10 Shopping Districts; and Sexiest Rooftop Bars.   
  • The Unofficial Guide to New York gives honest opinionated streetwise advice to help experience the vast variety of New York City experiences available for every taste and budget. 
  

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I learned a lot with this, including local customs and dialects. The sections on dining were great but irrelevant as me and my old lady tend to pack snacks in our neon-colored fanny packs. Same for ... Read full review

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Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE UNDERSTANDING THE CITY
9
PART TWO PLANNING YOUR VISIT
21
PART THREE ACCOMMODATIONS
41
PART FOUR GETTING IN AND GETTING AROUND
101
PART FIVE NEW YORKS NEIGHBORHOODS
131
PART SIX SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS IN DEPTH
210
PART SEVEN DINING AND RESTAURANTS
263
PART EIGHT SHOPPING
365
PART NINE EXERCISE AND RECREATION
397
PART TEN ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE
407
INDEX
457
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About the author (2010)

EVE ZIBART has written more about dining, entertainment, travel, and lifestyles than most people experience in a lifetime. In her early years as the pop-music-and-culture reporter for the (Nashville) Tennessean and then the Washington Post, Eve quickly exhibited a flair for scene and sensory detail. She rapidly moved through the ranks of the Post as a feature writer and spent her last ten years there as restaurant critic. She now freelances for BookPage and Washingtonian and has written for Cosmopolitan, Four Seasons, Town & Country, and Playboy. Given an amazing ability to turn 24 hours into 30, Eve has found time to author several books, including The Ethnic Food Lover’s Companion; The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to Washington, D.C.; The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans; The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups; and Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse.

LEA LANE is a hotel maven, having visited and researched thousands of rooms around the world—including in the Big Apple—for many guidebooks and trade publications, such as Birnbaum’s United States and STAR Service, the premier travel-agent reference. Lea has also been a columnist for Gannett Suburban Newspapers, a television travel and lifestyle reporter, and managing editor of the newsletter Travel Smart. She is a major contributor to guidebooks about Greece, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Belgium. Her book Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips, and her Web site, www.sololady.com, make her an expert on solo travel.

AARON STARMER is a writer and editor who has worked, dined, and played in New York City for more than ten years. Along with his wife, Catharine Wells, and his brother, Tim Starmer, he is coauthor of the guidebook The Best in Tent Camping: New York State (Menasha Ridge Press). His first novel, DWEEB, was published in 2009. A humorous adventure for the young and nerdy, it is set across the Hudson River from Manhattan, in the land of New Jersey.

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