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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Introducing New York City
Part II: Planning Your Trip to New York City
Part III: Settling Into New York City
Part IV: Exploring New York City
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Best Events
Downtown Orientation
Midtown Orientation
Uptown Orientation
Best Hotels
Best Restaurants
Best Attractions
Best Shopping
Best Culture and Nightlife
Hunting Down a Little History
Looking at Local Architecture
Recommended Books, Movies, and Podcasts
New York City on paper
New York City on film
New York City on podcast
Revealing the Secrets of the Seasons
Marking Your Calendar: Year-Round New York
January
February
March/April
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Planning Your Budget
Hotel
Transportation
Food
Sights
Shopping
Nightlife
Typical day-to-day purchases
Taxes
Tips
Cutting Costs, but Not the Fun
Handling Money
Using ATMs and carrying cash
Charging ahead with credit cards
Toting traveler’s checks
Dealing with a lost or stolen wallet
Choosing the Airport
Flying to New York
Finding out which airlines fly there
Traveling with the Brood: Advice for Families
Finding a family-friendly hotel
Getting around
Finding baby-sitting services
Touring the town
Making Age Work for You: Advice for Seniors
Travel agencies and organizations
Hotels
Following the Rainbow: Advice for LGBT Travelers
Tying the Knot: Advice for Travelers in Love
Renting a Car: Not in New York!
Playing It Safe: Travel and Medical Insurance
Staying Healthy When You Travel
Staying Connected by Cellphone or E-Mail
Using a cellphone
Accessing the Internet away from home
With your own computer
Keeping Up with Airline Security Measures
Getting from the Airport to Your Hotel
From JFK
New York Metropolitan Area
From LaGuardia
From Newark
From MacArthur Airport (Long Island)
Arriving by Train
Arriving by Car
Figuring Out the Neighborhoods
Downtown
Manhattan Neighborhoods
Uptown
Finding Information after You Arrive
Getting around New York
Traveling by subway
Traveling by bus
Understanding the MetroCard
Traveling by taxi
Seeing New York on Foot
Getting to Know Your Options
Independent hotels
Chain hotels
Bed-and-breakfasts and inns
Short-term apartment rentals
Finding the Best Room at the Best Rate
Asking for the best rate
Choosing your season carefully
Going uptown or downtown . . . or to Brooklyn?
Visiting over a weekend
Surfing the web for hotel deals
Finding a top-notch room
Arriving without a Reservation (Not Recommended)
New York City’s Best Hotels
Downtown Hotels
Midtown Hotels
Uptown Hotels
Runner-Up Hotels
Index of Accommodations by Neighborhood
Index of Accommodations by Price
Getting the Dish on the Local Scene
Sources for scoping out the dining scene
Trimming the fat from your budget
New York’s Best Restaurants
Downtown Dining
Midtown Dining
Uptown Dining
Downtown Brooklyn
Dining and Snacking on the Go
Breakfast and brunch
Bagels
Pizza
Hamburgers and hot dogs
New York delicatessens
More sandwiches and snacks
Sweet treats
Index of Establishments by Neighborhood
Index of Establishments by Cuisine
Index of Establishments by Price
Downtown Attractions
Midtown Attractions
Uptown Attractions
Central Park
Harlem and Upper Manhattan
For culture and history buffs
Notable New York City architecture
Beautiful places of worship
Especially for kids
New York City for teens
Fun for TV fans
Surveying the New York Sports Scene
Yankees and Mets: Major leaguers
Down on the farm in New York: The minors
The city game: Basketball
Back on the ice: NHL action
Seeing New York by Guided Tour
Seeing the city by tour bus
Cruising around the island
Broadening your mind with specialty tours
Biking, singing, eating, and all-that-jazz tours
Faring well with free walking tours
Surveying the Shopping Scene
Downtown Shopping
Midtown Shopping
Uptown Shopping
Williamsburg
Knowing the Big Names
Shopping in Open-Air Markets
Discovering the Best Shopping Neighborhoods
Midtown
Other shopping areas
The Best of New York Shopping A to Z
Beauty
Books
Edibles
Electronics
Gifts
Museum stores
Music
Shoes
Toys
New York in Three Days
Day one
Day two
Day three
New York in Five Days
Day four
Day five
New York for Museum Mavens
New York with Kids
New York for History Buffs
Getting the Inside Scoop
Taking in New York Theater
Figuring out the Broadway basics
Getting theater tickets
Venues That Set the Standard
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Carnegie Hall
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Other major concert spaces
Classical Music
Opera
Music Alfresco
Dance
Downtown Arts and Nightlife
Midtown Arts and Nightlife
Uptown Arts and Nightlife
All About the Music
All that jazz
It’s only rock ’n’ roll
The best of the rest
Life is a cabaret
New York Comedy Is No Joke
Hanging Out in New York’s Best Bars
For creative cocktails
For old-world charm
For cultural exchange
For dive-bar aficionados
For drinks with a view
For gay and lesbian nightlife
Befriend a New Yorker
Ride the International Express
Party at the Brooklyn Museum
Explore the (Free) Art in Queens
Be a Culture Vulture
Roller-Skate Like It’s 1979
Tour Governors Island
Take the High Line
Bike along the Hudson River
Wander the Streets on Sunday Morning
A Slice of Pizza
Bagel with a Schmear
Chicken and Waffles
Chino-Latino
Dining in a Diner
The Hot Dog
The New York Cheesecake
The New York Oyster
The New York Strip
Ice Cream with a View
New Year’s Eve in Times Square
Chain Stores and Restaurants
Street Scams
Weekend Subway Rides
SoHo on Saturdays
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Climbing the Empire State Building
Driving in the City
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
The Feast of San Gennaro
Fast Facts
Index
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New York City For Dummies

New York City For Dummies

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From soaring skyscrapers to rumbling subways, power shopping to bargain-hunting, world-renowned restaurants to neighborhood delis and pizzerias, majestic cathedrals to Times Square—New York has it all. Chances are you can't do it all, but this friendly guide helps you take a big bite out of the Big Apple. Written by a longtime local, New York City For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing city, with recommendations in every price category. Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. New York City for Dummies includes a shopper's guide, featuring trendy areas like SoHo, NoHo, and NoLita. It also contains information about free attractions, including the Staten Island ferry. Sample itineraries help you to make the most of your trip With information on "must see" attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, places to take the kids, an insider's look at the nightlife, tips on getting discount tickets to popular shows, and a Quick Concierge with all kinds of info, this guide will have you saying, "I love New York."
From soaring skyscrapers to rumbling subways, power shopping to bargain-hunting, world-renowned restaurants to neighborhood delis and pizzerias, majestic cathedrals to Times Square—New York has it all. Chances are you can't do it all, but this friendly guide helps you take a big bite out of the Big Apple. Written by a longtime local, New York City For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing city, with recommendations in every price category. Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. New York City for Dummies includes a shopper's guide, featuring trendy areas like SoHo, NoHo, and NoLita. It also contains information about free attractions, including the Staten Island ferry. Sample itineraries help you to make the most of your trip With information on "must see" attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, places to take the kids, an insider's look at the nightlife, tips on getting discount tickets to popular shows, and a Quick Concierge with all kinds of info, this guide will have you saying, "I love New York."

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