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The Best Things to Do in New York, Second Edition: 1001 Ideas Paperback – April 6, 2010
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It covers everything, from the more obvious New York attractions, such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty etc. It also covers food, shopping, arts, the streets and hidden gems. You can visit part of the Berlin wall in midtown, or the old City Hall station on the 6 train.
I've lived here for 2 years and this book consistently informs me of things lots of New Yorkers don't know about. It really is quality and quantity and I cannot recommend it more.
There are a few things worth looking into, but I think my money would have been better spent in the city and my time on some blogs.
With that said, I think this is a great book with a lot of brilliant ideas. I bought it before my first trip to NYC and tabbed half the pages as things I wanted to see/do so I'm sad to give it only 3 stars. However, it must be said that you should take some of the advice with caution if you are not from NYC or a frequent visitor. Some of the information is outdated (which is understandable). For instance the suggestions of where to eat and how to get there. Per the suggestion of this book we went to a waterfront restaurant in Queens that was supposed to have a spectacular view of the city (it did). The book advised that you take a ferry across the water and the restaurant was walking distance from the ferry stop. Well, we got on the ferry and went across the water, which was a marvelous experience in and of itself, but low and behold when it was our stop there was nothing there! The whole ferry station had been torn down (loss of first star). The ferry driver was hesitant to let us off the boat but I was determined to get to the restaurant! We had to walk through the labyrinth of a demolition site (in a pretty sketchy area I must say) only to find that the restaurant was nowhere in sight! It happened to be about 4 or 5 miles down the road (we ended up hailing the first cab we saw) and in a very remote location.Read more ›
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Attention, this so-called up--dated second edition is from 2010. As other reviewers, we have also experienced that buildings have meanwhile been torn down, prices changed... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lara
There must be better helpful guides for those who want to explore new York City, but I don't think there could be much worse ones. This guide just does not do that: guide. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Starr Lifson
This book has been very helpful in planning a trip to New York City for next Spring. I am enjoying it very much. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. A. Comsky
Really informative with lots of inside info- I feel ready for my trip!!!Published 11 months ago by j susan begovac
Amazing book for anyone visiting the city, or even for someone who has been living here for years. I've been living here for 5 years now and I had no idea about some of these... Read morePublished 11 months ago by sophia
It's a really cool book but it came in a little wrinkled almost as if it had been used :/Published 12 months ago by Gabriella
There are always lots of new things to do, but the basics are important. Nice read for people coming to NYC.Published 17 months ago by tspia