9781585730155

Insight Pocket Guides New York City

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    9781585730155

  • ISBN10:

    1585730157

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Table of Contents

HISTORY AND CULTURE
New York's transformation from a small island bought for a box of trinkets worth $24 to one of the world's fastest and most exciting cities
11(10)
CITY ITINERARIES
The first three full-day tours link New York's essential sights. The remaining 14 tours are shorter and focus on other interesting areas and aspcts of the city
Midtown begins with an overview of Manhattan from the Empire State Building followed by a stroll along Fifth Avenue to Rockerfeller Center, St Patrick's Cathedral and Trump Tower, with shopping along the way. After lunch, take a Circle Line cruise around Manhattan
21(5)
Uptown is devoted to the areas flanking Central Park. A stroll down Museum Mile, dipping into the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, ends with a picnic in Central Park. In the evening, dinner on the Upper West Side is followed by a carriage ride along Central Park West
26(5)
Downtown explores Battery Park City, climbs the World Trade Center, visits the Statue of Liberty, and admires the Brooklyn Bridge. In the evening, dinner in Little Italy is followed by late-night jazz in Greenwich Village
31(4)
West of Fifth Avenue focuses on the Museum of Modern Art, followed by the American Craft Museum or Radio City Music Hall
35(2)
Old Masters and Polar Bears combines a tour of the Frick Collection and a visit to the Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center
37(2)
A Walk on the West Side tracks the history of evolution at the American Museum of Natural History followed by a walk on Columbus Avenue
39(2)
Midtown Shopping suggests a spree in some of the greatest department stores in the world
41(3)
Capitalism in Action combines a visit to the New York Stock Exchange with lunch in Chinatown
44(3)
Harlem joins a guided tour of this area
47(1)
A Night at the Opera takes a closer look at the Lincoln Center, plus some interesting shops
48(2)
Times Square and the Great White Way takes a look at the Theater District followed by a show
50(3)
United Nations and Midtown East focuses on some of New York's most famous buildings, including the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal
53(3)
The Lower East Side explores a culturally vibrant area, sampling an array of ethnic food and bagging bargains at Orchard Street
56(3)
Greenwich Village explores the shops, bars, galleries and jazz clubs of this fashionable area
59(2)
SoHo Saturday combines a tour of the Cast-Iron District with some fashionable shopping
61(2)
The Cloisters finds medieval art and architecture at a retreat in Fort Tryon Park
63(2)
The Bronx Zoo takes the subway to the Bronx to see the country's oldest urban zoo and the neighboring New York Botanical Garden
65(31)
LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Where to eat, shop and unwind in New York
67(14)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A guide to festivals in New York
81(2)
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
All the background information you are likely to need for you stay in New York. Includes ideas on where to stay, from famous hotels to bed & breakfasts
83(13)
Index and Credits 96

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