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Time Out Book of New York Walks (Time Out Guides) Paperback – December 5, 2000


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Time Out (December 5, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140296220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140296228
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,914,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in New York City, Maitland McDonagh misspent her youth prowling Times Square grind houses in search of horror, exploitation and mondo movies, and has been writing about them ever since. She has appeared in documentaries ranging from Sky Television's "Illuminations" series (2000) to "100 Scariest Movie Moments" (2004). As the senior movies editor of TVGuide.com, a position she held for 13 years, reviewed hundreds of new releases every year and contributed weekly columns to both the online and print magazines.

Maitland earned an MFA in Film History/Theory/Criticism from Columbia University, has taught film at the City University of New York and is the author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento (1990, Sun Tavern Fields), Filmmaking on the Fringe: The Good, the Bad and the Deviant Directors (1995, Citadel Press), The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust: Recommended Viewing for Every Mood, Moment and Reason (Sasquatch Books). She has contributed essays to Zombie (Stray Cat Publishing, 1999), The Time Out Book of New York Walks (Penguin, 2000), Fantasy Females (Stray Cat Publishing, 2001) and The Last Great American Picture Show: New Hollywood 1967-1976 (Amsterdam University Press, 2004), I Love TV () and Exile Cinema (). She has written for dozens of publications in the United States and Europe, ranging from Film Comment and Dance Now to Fangoria.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By VOLKAN SEVIM on January 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
I like this book very much. I was in New York City for four days, and I did one walk each day. Each walk (there are twenty three walks in total) is written by a different author, who has memories, passions, or experiences with a particular neighborhood. As I was walking in one neighborhood, I was trying to find the old pickle shop; in an other neighborhood I was looking for the cabaret theatre/restaurant. I did all the things written in the walk chapter I was reading. I ate the desert in that French cafe and I bought some cheese from the shop mentioned in the chapter. This book is, I think, for people who love history, life, art, people and food. I recommend reading the particular walk chapter in advance, and then reading the same chapter piece by piece as you do the walk.
Next time I will do the next four walks that I already chose.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Pollock on July 8, 2006
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I thought this book was terrific. Unlike a lot of travel books that are fairly impersonal and concentrate on the historical aspects, this book has 23 walks written by historians, novelists and journalists who have lived in the city long enough to know it from personal experience. It's great to hear little anecdotes about various places as you go through the walks. The Dorothy Parker walk takes you through all her old haunts as well as talking at length about her life and that of the other members of the Algonquin Round Table. A great introduction to a city that can seem impossibly hard to get to know during a short stay.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By George on June 12, 2003
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The several walks that I tried were awful. They were prepared by people with some personal link to a particular neighborhood, and were unbelievably self-indulgent.
I believe it was walk 12, "Jagged Symmetries", that consisted largely of the author pointing out homes and restaurants where he had once hung out with Andy Warhol. The Peter Singer walk involves him pointing out buildings where he had offices when he was writing various books. Virtually no architectural information, or interesting historical information. Just personal reminisences that would have been best shared only with close personal frieds.
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I wish I had discovered this book when I lived there! Arranged to take you to cool neighborhoods and little known areas as well as the tourist high points. If you are new to NYC - you can't do better than to use this book to explore.
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