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Not for Tourists Guide to New York City with Map Paperback – October 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Not for Tourists Guide to New York City
  • Paperback: 443 pages
  • Publisher: Not for Tourists; New edition edition (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097939452X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979394522
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I borrowed the 2007 edition of this book from a friend during my visit to the city last fall and found it to be incredibly helpful.
Natalie Ilagan
The book is small enough to fit easily in a handbag, it is sturdily bound, and the spine incorporates an elastic loop that keeps it open at the page you are using.
Janice V. Power
Although we really were tourists, this book saved our bacon on more than one occasion as we were able to find needed items/locations with very little trouble.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Herling on November 5, 2007
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Other guides give you good overviews of what you can find in the city, but this one is terrific for finding the nearest coffee shop, bagel stand, bank, etc.., for the neighborhoods you're headed for. Although I know the city pretty well, when I venture into neighborhoods I've only briefly visited, this book will save you a lot of walking around time if you need to find quickly a basic service.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Ilagan on November 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
I borrowed the 2007 edition of this book from a friend during my visit to the city last fall and found it to be incredibly helpful. So helpful, that I decided to purchase the 2008 edition to prepare for my move next spring. You'll know where the grocery stores, coffee shops, parks, etc. are; making you look more like a resident, less like a tourist (which is a huge deterent for would be theives!!). And it's pocket size, so it's pretty inconspicuous . . .
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Janice V. Power on March 9, 2008
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I tossed up about adding Not For Tourists to my purchases of three other New York guide books for my visit in February 2008. I'm so glad I decided to take a chance on it. This books is indispensable for both tourists and locals -- I went there as a tourist and left it behind for my son and his wife, who live in Manhattan and thought it was brilliant too. In all its aspects, NFT has been intelligently thought out from the user's point of view. The book is small enough to fit easily in a handbag, it is sturdily bound, and the spine incorporates an elastic loop that keeps it open at the page you are using. The organisation of the comprehensive information NFT contains is outstanding. NY is divided into small local 'chunks' (e.g. Upper West Side -- Lower) and for each area there are three double pages devoted respectively to Essentials, Entertainment and Transport. The map on the left-hand side shows the locations of the places in that particular category (e.g. in Entertainment, the cinemas, theatres, restaurants etc) whose names and other details are listed on the facing page. There are lots of other useful features in NFT, but I'm running out of space. Suffice to say that whatever you want to do in NY, this book will make it easy. Combine NFT with a Zagat 2008 Restaurant Guide and a general guide to NY (I had Fodor's) and you can't go wrong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chloe A. Simmons on April 21, 2008
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Wow. This book is amazing. AMAZING. I don't know how they can keep up with everything each year but they do. It has info on pretty much every bar, shop, restaurant, attraction in the city and outer boroughs. During my trip to NYC I stayed with friends in Brooklyn and this guide showed us a great French bistro and it was right on. The maps are easy to use once you get used to the format and made me feel like a local because I knew where the closest ATM was and where I could get quick slice of pizza.

Even the girl I was staying with had heard of this guide and I left it with her since it showed so much of the city.

Now this guide is not for the first time visitor. It doesn't go into great detail on touristy things but just gives a brief snapshot. Good if you have done the major things and want to visit NYC like a local. It is small enough to fit in a pocket and it looks like a date book so you don't look like a tourist using it. I can't speak more highly about this book!

I will get it every time before I go to the Big Apple. Great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrea on May 3, 2008
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I wouldn't recommend this for a first time traveler to NYC as the maps can be a little difficult to follow (broken up into smaller neighborhoods). It was handy to have in our backpack because it had almost every restaurant that we could think of listed in it, along with their phone numbers, address, time they were open to, and a brief comment on the food there (including which places to avoid). If you're from out of town and need to find the nearest branch of your local bank, it's in there. If you're looking for a coffee shop other than Starbucks, it's in there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Biernat on May 2, 2008
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Best guide for business person traveling to City on business. The longer there or more travel in area the better the value. Not for the tourist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TinksMad on February 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
Many of my friends chide me for whipping this out in the open because we are permanent NY residents. Doesn't bother me - this is an excellent resource for people new to NY as well as for those still living here. This city changes constantly, it's well worth the reference and the continuous updates. When I first visited 7 years ago, a local recommended it and I've been a fan ever since. I hope NFT continues to expand its review on more locations.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dbx44 on August 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was just looking for something different than what this offers. The print is miniscule so you either have to have superman vision or be under 21 to easily read it. (Unless you carry a magnifying glass around NY with you...along with your umbrella, metro card, one dollar bills, cap, water bottle, room key, ID, garmin, cell phone, etc.) It has thousands of listings; mostly of places I wasn't looking for. It IS small and manageable. Something to read on the subway.
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