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Streetwise Manhattan Map – Folded Map, September 1, 1984


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Product Details

  • Series: Streetwise
  • Map: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps; Rev. 1997 edition (September 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935039031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935039030
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 3.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,769,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Don't leave home without STREETWISE." -- New York Times

"In a strange city, your sense of direction is only as good as the map in your hands. The best maps to carry are published by STREETWISE." -- Chicago Daily Herald

"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential" -- Travel & Leisure

"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential." -- Travel & Leisure

About the Author

STREETWISE Maps, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Michael E. Brown. Before starting the company, he worked in international publishing and acquired a fascination for maps. In 1983 Brown envisioned a new format for a map; one which integrated convenience and modern graphics. He wanted to create a map that would not only visually entice someone to visit a particular city, but reward them as well with exceptional clarity, accuracy, and durability. By making the map as aesthetically pleasing as it was functional, Brown combined his sense of design with his love of travel. The result was an innovative consumer product. In the early years, Brown was not only cartographer and publisher, but shipping manager as well, delivering the maps around the streets of New York on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. STREETWISE Maps, Inc. eventually expanded into publishing maps of cities throughout the world.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By D. Cusick on September 25, 2001
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I discovered Streewise Manhattan in a New York City bookstore years ago. I acquired a copy, and it quickly became my favorite map of all. Its format and sturdiness made it easy to carry with me without the map breaking down, and it was so easy to read, and to locate everything I wanted. I used it for years, and then - sadly - lost it.
I returned to New York and checked various bookstores there, and no one carried copies of it anymore, so I was thrilled to discover it on Amazon, and promptly ordered a new copy. After getting used to the Streetwise maps all others seem like pale imitations.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Hooper on February 24, 2001
I bought this guide when I first moved to NYC 7 years ago. I carried it with me every day as I got to know my way around. I could be adventurous when I was armed with my "steetwise" map because I could walk wherever I wanted and I'd use the map to find the closest subway no matter where I wound up. I continued to carry it with me in my bag every day as long as I lived in New York because you never know when someone will invite you to some new place after work and you need to plan your course for the evening. This guide helps you move around like you're a native and its so small and light there's no reason not to have it with you always. Note: the first one I bought had a couple errors in the subway stops near Central Park on the B and D trains, but I bought another one a year later and found no errors on it. (Now that I've moved out of New York, I even feel nostalgic when I see my old "streetwise manhattan". It served me well.)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Louis J. Astafan, Jr. on July 6, 2002
I live in upstate New York. I have the luxory of being able to visit NYC 2-3 times per year. I recently borrowed "Streetwise Manhattan" from a friend of mine for a visit to Ground Zero in late March. I was hooked. I can't tell you how comfortable I felt walking around knowing that I could refer to this easy to read, compact & durable map at any time. Easy to follow - clear depiction of any street, most landmarks as well as transportation lines. I liked it so much I just ordered the Streetwise for Washington D.C. for my trip this summer. You can be sure I'll have a Streetwise map for any major city I visit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By guyincognito7 on August 8, 2003
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I bought this map before taking a trip to NYC. I was daunted by the thought of navigating around Manhattan, but this map made the whole place seem smaller and much easier to figure out. It was THE most valuable thing I brought with me on my Manhattan vacation! I really like how you can get an overall feel of the size, shape, and layout of Manhattan, and see how all the neighborhoods fit together.
I will be moving to NYC and am currently searching for an apartment in Manhattan, and I could not survive the apartment search without this map. It has been SO helpful. If you're thinking of taking a trip to Manhattan, do not leave home without this map.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ziggrl the geek girl on March 3, 2005
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This handy dandy Manhattan waterproof map was the perfect size to carry on my walking tour of Manhatten. It has every street, subway, attraction that you could ever want to see. AND if you use a dry erase marker you can mark out your path and later wipe it off. I will ALWAYS buy the Streetwise maps when I travel anywhere from now on. It was very easy to navigate, read, and comprehend. We never got lost or took a wrong subway. Every street is clearly marked. The only problem I had was figuring out if I was facing north, south, east, or west in the city. Once that was figured out, everything was a piece of cake. I used this map for 5 days in NY and it still looks new because of the laminate. No awkward paper folding, it's thin, and nearly weightless. This map is indispensible.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Debowsky on May 15, 2003
I lived in Manhattan for 10 years, and I lived by this map. It's essential.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 20, 2002
I have seen many tourists and visitors carry this map around with them in NY. It really does one thing really well, provide you with a barebones map of New York without going into excessive detail that may increase the time it takes to look something up. Streetwise features a clean layout, and a highly readable typeface. Subway stations and landmarks are colorfully pinpointed on the map, and are not crowded together. The physical quality of the map is excellent. It is laminated on heavy card stock, and folds up neatly when not in use. rkchin. more map reviews at [...]
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JohnnyC VINE VOICE on April 28, 2003
This is the map to get - small enough to not make you look like a big dork if you need to do a quick "map check" while out on the streets and very easy to carry around, but with plenty of detail, and very easy to immediately read with important buildings marked. It's also laminated for durability.
This little map really increased our enjoyment of New York, and I can recommend it with confidence.
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