New York: The Unknown City

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arsenal pulp press, 2004 - Travel - 297 pages
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It's been said that if you can't find something in New York City, you can't find it anywhere, and that's probably true; rightly so, as New York is one of the world's great cities, if not the greatest of them all. But even the most diehard New Yorker will delight in the pleasures and discoveries to be found in New York: The Unknown City, which unlocks a treasure chest of Gotham's secrets, some dark, some light and some just plain weird.

This guidebook—for residents and visitors alike—will tell you where the bodies are buried and where others have been dug up; where to get the best pizza slice, the best knish and the most expensive martini; how to explore the Hudson River for free via kayak; and how to navigate your way through the wilds of Central Park by streetlight. There are also tales of underground sex clubs; viral outbreaks; a secret tunnel in Grand Central Station; an electrocuted elephant at Coney Island, and -little-known bars, cafes, hangouts and other places to frolic. From the Bowery to Broadway, from the five boroughs to the Five Families, these are the best of the 8 million stories the Naked City has to offer.

Brash, smart, and defiantly unapologetic, this anti-Frommer/Fodor's guidebook—the first American city in Arsenal's alternative travel series—will make you see Gotham City in an entirely new light. You think you know New York? You don't know anything until you've read New York: The Unknown City.

Brad Dunn has written for The New York Times and The New York Daily News. Daniel Hood has worked as an editor for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, and a number of trade and business publications based in New York. He has also published five novels.

 

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Contents

contents Acknowledgments
266
Introduction
268
LANDMARKS DESTINATIONS 12
274
TRANSPORTATION 42
SPORTS THE OUTDOORS 66
DINING 90
LITERATURE THE ARTS 1 20
SHOPPING 144
MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT 170
NIGHTLIFE 204
NOTORIETY 228
LIVING 252
Index 284
Copyright

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Brad Dunn has written for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Popular Science, and Power & Motoryacht. He also wrote the introduction to Above Hallowed Ground (Viking Studio 2001), a book of photographs from the September 11th terror attacks, which became a New York Times bestseller. He is currently a speechwriter for the New York City Police Department. Brad lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Amy, and their daughter, Anna. Daniel Hood has worked as an editor for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, and a number of trade and business publications based in New York. He has also run a freight elevator in a building on 57th Street, and published five novels. After stints in Soho, Gramercy Park, and Brussels, he now lives on the Upper East Side.

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