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Off the Beaten (Subway) Track: New York City's Best Unusual Attractions
Turner Pub Co
New York I could love
Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (2/09) People who know me are often surprised when I tell them that New York is NOT one of my favorite cities. Granted, the first time I was there, it was miserably cold, and that could make most anybody dislike a place. But the second time was in the spring; I got great Broadway tickets and saw some amazing exhibitions, yet I still ...
Streetwise Manhattan Map - Laminated City Street Map of Manhattan, New York - Folding pocket size travel map ...
I just purchased this map for friends who are visiting from Canada. I first found out about Streetwise Manhattan when I was an NYPD Field Training Officer back in the the 1980's. The Association for a Better New York, then under the direction of former NYC Mayor John Lindsey, gave us cases of maps to issue to new police officers assigned NSU-3 in Mid-town Manhattan. With Streetwise Maps our ...
2010 New York City Restaurants (ZAGAT Restaurant Guides)
Zagat Survey, LLC
a foodie bible
I am never disappointed in this book. It gives ratings on the 4 most important quality categories of a restaurant: food, service, decor and price. There are brief, but revealing, vignettes of each restaurant, giving one a sense of the place instantly. Superimposed on this structure are groupings by location, type of food, and also top winners in the 4 areas of quality. This is an invaluable guide ...
New York Dead (Stone Barrington Novels)
New York Dead.
Great Book . Easy to read. Interesting characters who keep you guessing.Set entirely in New York with authentic Stores and Restaurants. Great for fans of the Big Apple...
New York City (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Eyewitness guides are the best. The area by area highlights and maps have never failed to exceed expectations. The restaurant suggestions and attraction suggestions are always good.
New York: The Novel
Not only have I learned a few things about N.Y. city that I love, but the storyof the families was interesting.
Frommer's New York City 2010 (Frommer's Color Complete Guides)
Excellent guide to NYC
It's almost impossible to summarize a city like New York in only 486 pages. With this in mind, I think that this Frommer's guide does as well as any. I've owned 4 or 5 guides to NYC and this is the best one of the lot. I like the "Best of New York" section, and the sections on history and exploring the city are excellent. I'm a stickler for good, easy to read maps, and these maps pass the ...
Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests
James A. Miller
Probably the best way to read about SNL
Saturday Night Live, now nearly 30 years old, has had its ups and downs. Some years the show was hilarious, others...well, not so much (remember when Robert Downey Jr. was a cast member? no? maybe he doesn't either). Cast members have come and (with the exception of Darrell Hammond) gone. Trying to tell the story of Saturday Night Live would, no doubt, be an enormous challenge. So, why ...
The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City, 4th: A Native New Yorker's Secrets of Living the Good Life--for ...
This was a great purchase!! It came in good time. I'm not sure about the content because It was a present for a friend but she hasn't had any complaints so as far as i know excellent!!
Top 10 New York (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)
I recently got several books on New York for an upcoming trip. This one is my favorite. It is user friendly, and organized in an easy to use format. I especially like how it is broken up into neighborhoods, and then further broken down. If you happen to be in midtown and are hungry, you can find a good restaurant. Looking for an art museum, shopping, or garden is just as easy. Also it ...
Fodor's New York City 2010 (Full-Color Gold Guides)
A tour guide that fun to read.
I found that Fodor's New York city tour guide fun to read and proved invaluable on my trip to NYC. There are other guide out for NYC but this one at least to me proved fun to read and use. Now that I have a copy with the maps to the subway I really expect to have big fun using the Metro pass in NYC. This book gave me to confidence to explore at least in Mahattan, I will hit the other part ...
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage : The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of ...
Allan M. Siegal
William G. Connolly
Three Rivers Press
Superb - for fiction writers, too!
_ Easy to navigate, has the answers to the questions you want, and you can find them instantly. I use this far more often than the Chicago Manual of Style or Strunk and White. It's small, well-organized, and has it all (most of it all, anyway). I write fiction, and this guide works wonderfully anyway; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a fiction writer. Sometimes--but only rarely--entries ...
Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City
I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great insightful book on the history of New York through its buildings and monuments. I've been to many of these sights, passed them almost every day when I lived in NY, but I didn't really know the deep history behind them. You'll enjoy this book if you are interested in history and beauty!
Markets of New York City: A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food, and Flea Markets
I thought this book was for tourists, but it's not
I hesitated to buy this book because I thought: 1) This book is for tourists 2) It can't contain any information that can't be found on the internet But something made me buy it and I'm truly impressed. The book is sturdy, nicely sized, succinctly written, with beautiful pictures. For one, it's not just for tourists. The first week I had it I found three markets that I would have ...
Frommer's New York City 2009 (Frommer's Complete)
Book was in excellent shape. Brand new! Pull out map still enclosed. Thanks!
Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Brilliant despite some annoyances
While "Delirious" has its fair share of archispeak, Mr. Koolhaas pulls off an intelligent, fun and thought-provoking take on the early 20th century building culture of New York. One of the quirkier (and frankly, awesome/bravadoish) aspects of "Delirious" is Mr. Koolhaas's analysis of Coney Island: an "incubator for Manhattan's incipient themes." As a reader, one initially questions the ...
The New York Trilogy (Green Integer)
A Writer's Search
I have read and greatly enjoyed four Paul Auster novels before these: THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS (2002), ORACLE NIGHT (2004), THE BROOKLYN FOLLIES (2005), and MAN IN THE DARK (2008). But they are all recent work. Had I started with the three novellas collected here as THE NEW YORK TRILOGY (1985-86), the first fiction published under Auster's own name, I think I would have been intrigued, a bit ...
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge, Second Edition: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind
The New York Times
St. Martin's Press
Fantastic Book - must have for every bookshelf
Great book - captivating reading - amazing that one book can cover such a vast array of interesting info!
The Best Things to Do in New York City: 1001 Ideas
Great way to find local stuff in NYC
Generally a good book to have on any trip to NYC especially if you are the type of person who is looking for what the natives do. Of course it has all of the touristy locations in it but it also addresses the out of the way.
This Is New York (This is . . .)
Wonderful book for children and adults
I recently stumbled across this book in Sydney, Australia. Having never seen any of M. Sasek's books I was drawn to it instantly. The illustrations are beautiful. The text simple and engaging. Husband was just about to leave for a trip to New York so I purchased a copy to read to our 2 1/2 year old while dad was away. She loves this book! We have read it every night while dad has been away. ...
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