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New York City For Dummies, 7th Edition

Myka Carroll

ISBN: 978-1-118-49540-7 October 2012 336 Pages


From soaring skyscrapers to rumbling subways, power shopping to bargain-hunting, world-renowned restaurants to neighborhood delis and pizzerias, majestic cathedrals to Times Square—New York has it all. Chances are you can't do it all, but this friendly guide helps you take a big bite out of the Big Apple.
  • Written by a longtime local, New York City For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing city, with recommendations in every price category.
  • Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. New York City for Dummies includes a shopper's guide, featuring trendy areas like SoHo, NoHo, and NoLita. It also contains information about free attractions, including the Staten Island ferry. Sample itineraries help you to make the most of your trip
  • With information on "must see" attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, places to take the kids, an insider's look at the nightlife, tips on getting discount tickets to popular shows, and a Quick Concierge with all kinds of info, this guide will have you saying, "I love New York."
Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing New York City 5

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of New York City 7

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into New York City 20

Chapter 3: Deciding When to Go 27

Part II: Planning Your Trip to New York City 33

Chapter 4: Managing Your Money 35

Chapter 5: Getting to New York City 43

Chapter 6: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 50

Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 57

Part III: Settling into New York City 63

Chapter 8: Arriving and Getting Oriented 65

Chapter 9: Checking In at New York City’s Best Hotels 87

Chapter 10: Dining and Snacking in New York City 118

Part IV: Exploring New York City 165

Chapter 11: New York City’s Top Sights 167

Chapter 12: Shopping in New York City 209

Chapter 13: Following an Itinerary: Five Great Options 235

Part V: Living It Up After Dark: New York City Nightlife 247

Chapter 14: Applauding the Cultural Scene 249

Chapter 15: Hitting the Clubs and Bars 263

Part VI: The Part of Tens 281

Chapter 16: The Top Ten Cheap New York City Experiences 283

Chapter 17: The Top Ten Essential New York City Eating Experiences 288

Chapter 18: Ten New York City Experiences to Avoid 292

Appendix: Quick Concierge 297

Index 304