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A locals’ treasure map to the secret spots favored by true New Yorkers.
The “must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the New Yorker friend you wish you had. Vibrantly illustrated throughout, this practical guide transports readers to discover an insider’s view of the Big Apple. The vivid watercolors illustrate destinations of the architectural marvels, cultural hubs, food and drink spots, and Music venues that make New York so exciting. Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume as practical as it is beautiful.
The book features eleven curated neighborhood destination walks–guiding the reader through the energetic New York streets, passing restaurants and coffee shops, historical sights, museums and galleries, parks, and the kind of authentic and timeless sites that one hopes to find when imagining the city. Interwoven throughout are insider guides on how to eat like a New Yorker; explore the city’s most beautiful parks and gardens; navigate transit via ferry, subway, and bike; visit some of NYC’s most iconic TV and film locations.
From the Publisher
Place to visit: CORNER BOOKSTORE
The only independent bookshop in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood of of the Upper East Side, its beautiful windows are always filled with changing displays of bestsellers, and the facade—often with flowers overhanging the sign above—hasn’t changed since 1978.
Place to visit: CONSERVATORY GARDEN
The Conservatory Garden is the only formally landscaped garden in Central Park. It’s divided into three distinct sections—English, Italian, and French—each with its own features and planting style.
Isamu Noguchi’s Walk
Place to visit: SUTTON PLACE PARK
A tree-lined green space tucked alongside one of the city’s only private streets. Though many will know the view from this spot, made iconic by Woody Allen in Manhattan, very few know how to find it.
Place to visit: HIGH LINE
The conversion of a disused industrial railway line into an elevated park in 2009 created one of New York’s most popular and enduring landmarks. Worthy of a walk from top to bottom, it can be used as a kind of guide for exploring the west side of Manhattan.
Place to visit: STONEWALL INN
The Stonewall Inn is one of the most culturally significant of New York City’s landmarks. The site of the Stonewall riots, it’s considered to be one of the defining events in the gay liberation movement and the history of Western sexual politics.
Place to visit: UNION SQUARE
One of Manhattan’s historic squares, the subway station beneath unites almost every subway line in the city, and the square itself is a meeting point for the busiest areas downtown.
Nolita & Chinatown
Place to visit: JOE’S SHANGHAI
Joe‘s Shanghai draws Chinatown locals and tourists in equal measure to its large communal tables. it’s famous for serving the best soup dumplings in the city.
Lower East Side
Place to visit: NEW MUSEUM
Founded in 1977 and moved into its stunning present location on the Bowery thirty years later, the New Museum is New York’s only mu- seum devoted exclusively to contemporary art.
Place to visit: THE BROOKLYN BARGE
The Brooklyn Barge is a floating bar moored just off the Greenpoint shore. With picnic tables and umbrellas, as well as drinks served in plastic cups with colorful straws, the barge has a kitschy seaside charm to it.
Place to visit: DUMBO ARCHWAY
For more than a decade the archway has been one of the most popular spots in the neighborhood. From flea markets to yoga classes, food fairs to Music performances, the space functions as a kind of urban park or public plaza.
Place to visit: VALENTINO PIER PARK
Surrounded by a charming mix of new buildings and nineteenth-century warehouses, Valentino Pier Park affords some of the most idyllic views of green space anywhere in the borough, including direct views of the Statue of Liberty and the rest of New York Harbor.
Publisher : Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (February 18, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 184 pages
ISBN-10 : 0847866602
ISBN-13 : 978-0847866601
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.27 x 0.71 x 7.2 inches