DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: NewYork City - DK Publishing
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-02-01 Pages: 448 Language: English Publisher: Gardner Press DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: NewYork City will lead you...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-02-01 Pages: 448 Language: English Publisher: Gardner Press DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: NewYork City will lead you straight to the best attractions the cultural capital of the USA has on offer. Packed with photographs. illustrations and a free pull-out city map. the guide explores all the unforgettable sights from the neon lights of Times Square and the bustling NewYork Stock Exchange to peaceful oasis CentralPark. Youll find detailed listings of the best hotels. restaurants. bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide. plus insider tips on everything from fashion and shopping to where to sample a classic Manhattan cocktail or feast on a Brooklyn Bagel. DKs uniquely visual Eyewitness Travel Guide: NewYork City includes cutaways. floorplans and reconstructions of the citys stunning architecture. plus 3D aerial views of...
NewYork: A Three-Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (City Skylines) - Sarah McMenemy
NewYork: A Three-dimensional Expanding City Skyline A memento that features twelve of NewYork's most famous sites: the Statue...... more
NewYork: A Three-dimensional Expanding City Skyline A memento that features twelve of NewYork's most famous sites: the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the Flat Iron Building, Macy's, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, CentralPark, the Guggenheim Museum and the Yankee Stadium. Full description
The Mini Rough Guide to NewYork City (Rough Guide Miniguides) - Martin Dunford
The Mini Rough Guide to NewYork City is your essential companion to one of the world's most exciting cities. The full-colour section introduces...... more
The Mini Rough Guide to NewYork City is your essential companion to one of the world's most exciting cities. The full-colour section introduces NewYork's highlights at a glance, before breaking the "Big Apple" down into manageable bites with detailed accounts of all the must-see locations from Soho to CentralPark. You'll find expert coverage of NewYork's museums, architecture and culture, up-to-date reviews of all the top hotels and restaurants to suit every budget, plus expanded coverage of all the best bars, shops, clubs and music venues. Pocket-sized and portable, this fully-updated 3-rd edition comes complete with clear, readable maps that have grid references for all the top attractions and recommendations - all you need to know and nothing more. Entertaining, engaging, and opinionated, this guide is unbeatable. Make the most of your time with "The Mini Rough Guide to NewYork City"!
"Time Out" Book of NewYork Walks ("Time Out" Guides) - Time Out
There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you will rarely get...... more
There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you will rarely get lost. Yet no matter how many times the streets are strolled, they always throw up some new curiosity. All of which makes NewYork a prime candidate to be the third in Time Out's series after London and Paris. Detailed listings of cafés, restaurants, bars and sites mentioned accompany each story, along with clear maps and colour photographs.What sets this guide apart from more conventional tourist route planners is the idiosyncratic, unique nature of the 23 urban-hikes highlighted. The book finds the city's quirky nooks and crannies. Contributors write in the first-person, telling of their personal favourite strolls or following cultural themes--from the beat generation and a "Rock & Roll Shopping Spree" to the punky meat-packing district art scene or the ghost of the Algonquin Hotel literary circle. NewYork Walks also goes beyond the usual Manhattan territory to Harlem parks and the hairy edges of Alphabet City; to Brooklyn Heights, "Perfume Greek" and Flushing, Queens.Tread William Boyd's regular Upper East Side route via his favourite café. Go down memory lane with former Moscow resident Valeria Stivers amid Brighton Beach's Russian community. Explore gay NewYork with drag queen Lady Bunny, who promises, "inexpensive eateries, bargain basements and places to meet men". Find out where Gerry Adams drinks when in NewYork and visit the site of the Stonewall gay riots. Yep, Time Out's collection is definitely not your "usual" Big Apple exploration.The streets are brought alive with the anecdotes of the writers. Alternative social/cultural histories are pursed with enthusiasm. Pioneering activist Peter Stringer's walk flashes back to the early 1970s, when he was writing Animal Liberation, the book that spawned the modern movement. Former homeless crack-addict Lee Stringer re-walks the 50-block route from his dealer to Grand Central Station's roof ("the crawlspace I then called home").Perhaps the most notable "walk" of all, is the "Urban Jungle Safari" by Christina Veran. This takes you to the hip-hop sights of Harlem and the Bronx, encompassing "Rocksteady Park", the site of Malcom X's assassination, Keith Haring territory, Afrika Bambaataa's housing project and Jimmy's Bronx Café where Puff Daddy hangs out. --Sarah Champion
Advantages: Loads to do, museums, adorable children's zoo Disadvantages: Not as busy as Manhattan in general
...and excited tourists. For those wanting to escape the million miles an hour culture that pervades New York, you can do a lot worse than take a day out at the world famous Central Park. We did just that on the sunniest day of our week and entered a world that makes a mockery of the image of a conventional park and all that goes with it.
Central Park Facts
Central Park attracts 15 million visitors...
Advantages: Centrally located, good value, comfortable rooms Disadvantages: Not as characterful as some in York
...the Park Inn brand aims to give more budget conscious travellers centrally located hotels with only some of the bells and whistles of the Radisson hotels. Basically it is there version of an Ibis. I have only stayed in the York one but my experience was good and I was impressed with the rooms and the hotel so I would definitely consider staying in one of their other hotels somewhere else.
Advantages: Superb location, comfortable accomodation, helpful staff Disadvantages: No major disadvantages to the actual hotel itself
...another wall a few metres away, but really this wasn't too much of a disappointment seeing as we only really used the room at night and for getting ready early in the morning.
Situated on a busy New York City street, the hotel is never far from the key places you want to visit. It's just a 5-10 minute walk to Times Square, a 15 minute walk to Central Park, and about a 30-45 minute walk to...