9780028637242

The Unofficial Guide to New York City

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    9780028637242

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    0028637240

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Summary

Type of attractionOne of the greatest museum collections in the world. Nearest subway station86th Street. Admission"Suggested" $15 adults, $10 seniors; $7 students; children ages 11 and under free. HoursSunday and Tuesday-Thursday, 9: 30 a.m.-5: 15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9: 30 a.m.-8: 45 p.m.; closed Monday. When to goFriday and Saturday evenings for dining and music; call # 212-570-3949 for special events schedule. Special commentsNo strollers allowed on Sundays. Author's ratingWe could visit this ever time we were in New York and never feel as if we had seen it all. How much time to allow1H-5 hours.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction ``New York, New York, It's a Helluva Town...'' 1(2)
About This Guide
3(4)
``Inside'' New York for Outsiders
7(11)
Understanding the City
Boroughs, Neighborhoods, and ``Districts''
18(3)
A Very Short History of an Extremely Complex City
21(13)
Planning Your Visit to New York
When to Go
34(1)
What to Pack
35(3)
Gathering Information
38(1)
Special Considerations
39(4)
A Calendar of Special Events
43(12)
New York Hotels
All Things Considered
55(9)
Hotel Neighborhoods
64(2)
Can You Even Get In?
66(2)
Slice the Price of Rooms in the Apple
68(6)
Is Your Travel Agent NYC Savvy?
74(2)
Hotels and Motels: Rated and Ranked
76(11)
Arriving and Getting Oriented
Arriving
87(11)
Getting Oriented
98(1)
Things the Locals Already Know
99(2)
How to Avoid Crime and Keep Safe in Public Places
101(9)
Getting Around New York
Taxis
110(2)
The Subway
112(8)
Buses
120(1)
Walking
121(2)
Entertainment and Nightlife
So Much to Do, So Little Time
123(4)
Performing Arts
127(6)
New York Nightlife
133(13)
Clubs and Nightspots
146(31)
New York's Neighborhoods
The Sidewalks of New York
177(44)
Central Park and Other Green Spaces
221(7)
Exercise and Recreation
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
228(1)
Chelsea Piers and Central Park
229(1)
Working Out
230(3)
Other Recreational Sports
233(1)
Virtual Sports
234(1)
Spectator Sports
235(3)
Shopping in New York
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize (and the Price)
238(1)
All Together Now: Department Stores, ``Malls,'' and Flea Markets
239(3)
One-Stop Shopping: Museum Shops and Theme Stores
242(3)
Great Neighborhoods for Shopping
245(11)
Specialty Shopping
256(12)
Sight-Seeing and Tours
Let Your Fingers Do the Walking...First
268(6)
Packaged Tours
274(2)
Guided Walking Tours
276(2)
Self-Guided Walking Tours
278(1)
Backstage and Behind the Scenes
279(1)
New York's Attractions
280(173)
An Abundance of Riches
280(45)
Dining and Restaurants
The City That Always Eats
325(4)
The Restaurants
329(15)
Restaurant Profiles
344(109)
Appendix Hotel Information Chart 453(17)
Index 470(13)
Readers' Survey 483

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