Frommer's New York City 2012

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Wiley, Jun 15, 2011 - Travel - 496 pages
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  • Full-color throughout
  • Free full-color, foldout map
  • Completely updated every year
  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you make your way from the Bronx (up) to the Battery (down)
  • Where to find the best bagels, burgers, and pizza, as well as the hottest new eateries, and classic dining experiences
  • Insightful commentary on New York City's "greatest hits" from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty, to hidden gems like The Grolier Club and Louis Armstrong House
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert authors are all passionate New Yorkers: they tell it like it is in a colorful and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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About the author (2011)

Brian Silverman (Senior Writer, Best of New York City, Where to Stay, Where to Dine chapters) is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, and Four Seasons. Among the many topics he writes about are food, travel, sports, and music. He is the author of numerous books including Going, Going, Gone: History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. He is also the author of the blog Fried Neck Bones . . . and Some Home Fries at For Frommer's, he has written Complete, Portable, and Budget Guides to New York City, as well as New York City for Dummies. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

Richard Goodman (Best of New York City, New York City in Depth, Planning Your Trip, Neighborhoods and Suggested Itineraries, and Exploring New York) has lived in New York City for 35 years. He is the author of A New York Memoir, which chronicles those years. His book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through September 11th, was published in 2011 in a fi ne press edition. He is also the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France and The Soul of Creative Writing. He teaches creative nonfi ction at Spalding University's MFA in Writing Program.

Kelsy Chauvin (Best of New York, Shopping, After Dark chapters) is a writer, photographer, and fi lmmaker. Her very fi rst trip abroad was to Uzbekistan at age 15, a journey that sparked a lifelong thirst for travel. Her writing and photography have been published in magazines, online, and in various Frommer's publications. She has called Brooklyn home for 10 years. "Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time." Steven Wright.

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