Subway Adventure Guide: New York City: To the End of the Line

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(as of Jan 11,2019 14:24:41 UTC – Details)

In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that’s not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City’s five boroughs included in this easy-to-use guide, from restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, are highlighted in great detail by authors Kyle Knoke and Amy Plitt—what to order, what to see, and how to get there. For even better exploring, each destination is organized by the more than 30 subway lines that run through the city, including handy maps with street names. From delighting in a little-known ethnic restaurant to admiring a local landmark, each adventure contained in this photo-packed pocket guide reveals a new hidden gem of the city. Van Cortlandt Park. Far Rockaway. Bay Ridge. Flatbush Avenue. Subway Adventure Guide: New York City takes you away from the tourist traps and closer to a genuine New York City experience.

Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City (Creating the North American Landscape)

$42.00 - $26.71

(as of Dec 27,2018 08:49:32 UTC – Details)

Invisible New York is a photographic exploration of the hidden and often abandoned infrastructure of New York City. Inaccessible and unknown to most New Yorkers, the structures and machinery captured in Stanley Greenberg’s luminous black-and-white prints deliver the essential services that a city’s inhabitants usually take for granted. Many of these vast and imposing facilities have in recent decades been neglected or fallen into disuse. Others remain intact and in continuous use. Greenberg’s dark and poetic images document how a city works, its technological evolution since the 19th century, and the toll that deterioration and years of deferred maintenance can take on the soul of a city.

With a 4 x 5 monorail view camera and using only available light, Greenberg photographed sites in all five of New York’s boroughs, many now permanently sealed in the interests of national security. Among the invisible places recorded are the massive valve chambers in the water tunnels 300 feet underground and other features of New York’s extraordinary water system; the anchorages of the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Verrazano Narrows bridges; the dry dock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; the derelict power station at Floyd Bennett Field; the elegant, turn-of-the-century steam turbine in Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute; crumbling ruins on Ellis Island and Roosevelt Island; hidden sections of Grand Central Station and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; the West Side rail yards in Manhattan; the secret Nike missile silos in the Bronx; one of the last remaining manual switch rooms in the New York subway system; the faded grandeur of the City Hall Subway Station, its bronze chandeliers and leaded glass ceilings still largely undamaged; and the vast Brooklyn Army Terminal, once the world’s largest warehouse.

Greenberg’s photographs of this hidden city uncover long-forgotten engineering feats, magnificent examples of skilled craftsmanship, and fascinating clues about New York’s industrial past, as well as reveal the increasing aesthetic apathy of today’s builders. His images chronicle both the beauty and the banal necessity of this rich legacy, threatened by public ignorance and bureaucratic indifference. Invisible New York offers a unique perspective on one of the world’s great cities and alerts us to the hidden sites and essential facilities found in all cities which are slowly and secretly decaying or disappearing.

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Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City

$28.95 - $18.73

(as of Dec 19,2018 10:35:21 UTC – Details)

From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs.

Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.


Upper Manhattan and Harlem

Upper West Side

The Velvet Underground

Upper East Side

The Beatles

John & Yoko

Central Park

Patti Smith

Midtown West

Beastie Boys

Midtown East


Chelsea & Hudson Yards

Jimi Hendrix & Electric Lady

Union Square & Madison Square

New York Dolls

West Village

Bob Dylan

East Village


Soho & TriBeCa

Sonic Youth

Lower East Side

The Strokes


Talking Heads



Simon & Garfunkel

The Bronx


Staten Island

Rock & roll may not have been born in New York, but this is one of the places it grew up and blew up and presented itself to the world. From the churches and street corners of Harlem and the Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical Mecca for generations, and The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is an historical journey through its development across all five boroughs.

The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City restores a sense of time and place to music history by identifying and documenting critical points of interest spanning genres and eras, and delineating the places in New York City critical to its musical development and ultimate triumphs and tragedies. Through this lens, we can see and understand how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. In some cases, the buildings are still there, in others only the address remains, but you still get a sense of the history that happened there.

Among the many locations in this book are addresses musicians and other key rock & roll figures once called home. In a very few instances we’ve included current addresses, but only when the location is historically significant and widely known; otherwise, we consciously left current residences out. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is intended as a fun travel guide through music history rather than a means of locating famous musicians. Most New Yorkers understand that everyone has a right to privacy. That’s one of the reasons many of these artists live here.

Because of the city’s rich history, this book cannot be a comprehensive encyclopedia of music, rock venues, or the music industry; nor do we present the definitive biographies of the musicians included. The artists and locations chosen represent a sometimes broad look at the history of rock & roll in the city, with an eye on those who either grew up or spent their formative years here. But there’s so much more we couldn’t include, and we hope readers will be inspired to go even further, whether they’re hitting the streets themselves or experiencing the city vicariously from afar. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.

The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides Book 1)


(as of Dec 11,2018 20:08:39 UTC – Details)

A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume — human.

Not to be put off by anything — especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker — Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble — with Zoe right in the middle.

Insight Guides City Guide New York (Insight City Guides Book 1)


(as of Dec 03,2018 21:12:19 UTC – Details)

New York City must be the world’s top urban destination: whether you’re after great theatre, fascinating museums, luxurious hotels, history, nightlife, sumptuous dining or just city energy, you’ll find it here.
� Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the city and its people to life.
� Highlights of the city’s top attractions in our Best of New York, including iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, the city’s best museums and art galleries and unique areas like Central Park and Greenwich Village.
� Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city: from lively Soho and TriBeCa to the world famous stores on Fifth Avenue and the affluent Upper East Side and beyond to Brooklyn and the Bronx. An Excursions chapter takes in Long Island, Hudson Valley and the Jersey Shore.
� Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

‘Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.’ – Wanderlust Magazine

Secrets of the New York City Subways


(as of Nov 25,2018 22:27:57 UTC – Details)

Construction of the NYC subways started in 1900. The finest architects, engineers and craftsmen were commissioned to create one of the greatest subway systems in the world. This richly-illustrated book contains hundreds of vintage black & white and contemporary color photos. This volume also is a NYC guidebook and contains tourist information about every one of the 472 subway stations such as the date of construction, noted artists who designed mosaics, sculptures and stained glass installations; historic sites located nearby; museums and tourist attractions. It’s a must-have book if you are visiting NYC for the first of fiftieth time.

New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms

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(as of Nov 18,2018 06:16:34 UTC – Details)

Design authority Wendy Moonan takes the reader on a tour of some of New York City’s finest residential rooms–past and present.

The selection of interiors is about the “wow” factor–New York residential spaces that elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first seen. Some are very grand, others sparingly modern or eclectic. All are exceptional and, Moonan promises, unforgettable. Groundbreaking rooms include Brooke Astor’s elegant library by Albert Hadley; Gloria Vanderbilt’s sublime patchwork bedroom; Donald Judd’s dramatically spare art-filled loft; Adolfo’s opulent and magnificently red entrance hall; a Peter Marino-designed penthouse with sweeping midtown views; and Jamie Drake’s stunning dining room for the mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion. Other illustrious interior designers and architects represented in the book include Mario Buatta, Robert Couturier, Albert Hadley, Denning & Fourcade, Mark Hampton, Philip Johnson, Charlotte Moss, Thomas O’Brien, Paul Rudolph, Bunny Williams, and Steven Gambrel.
New York is the epicenter of interior-design innovations. Residents embrace myriad styles–from pure period historicism to bracing modernity. Moonan investigates the city’s best residential spaces and presents them here, a book for the libraries of design lovers and professionals in the field.

New York in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time


(as of Nov 10,2018 17:05:14 UTC – Details)

There are probably thousands of tourist guides about New York City available to travelers, but we have created a specialized e-book that will be helpful for people who, due to time constrictions or business connections, may only be spending a few days in The Big Apple. There is plenty to see and do here, and we’ve gathered the best for you, so you won’t miss anything during your stay. Even if you will be spending more than several days in this exciting locale, this book will help you determine what sites you should definitely make time to see, and how to get around without problems in New York City. It will save you time and money. Here is a quick preview of what you will learn in this tourist guide: • Basic information about New York City • Flying into town • Transportation tips in town • Why New York City is such an attractive tourist spot and what you will find most remarkable about it • Information on luxury and budget accommodations and what you’ll get for your money • The currency used in New York City • Tourist attractions you should make time to see • Other attractions for entertainment and culture • Events that may be running during your stay • Tips on the best places to eat & drink for all price points, whether you want simple fare or dishes from the world over Within this guide, you will find up-to-date information about the most important things you’ll want to see and do in New York City. They include the city’s historical buildings, examples of early US architecture and other types of attractions. If you are interested in the culture of the area, New York City hosts festivals and other events that you’ll definitely want to attend. You’ll be able to easily plan your trip without spending extra money where you don’t need to. This guide is perfect for single travelers, couples or families traveling in the “City that never Sleeps”. We’ll also recommend some basic facts to keep in mind during your vacation or business trip to New York City. They include tipping habits, travel tips and more.

Mission New York: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (For Kids)

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(as of Nov 03,2018 02:52:31 UTC – Details)

Mission New York takes your young travelers through the famous sights of the “Big Apple,” engaging them with an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore New York landmarks together. Say “goodbye” to a trip filled with the stress of keeping everyone entertained. Instead, say “hello” to a memorable vacation, with your kids actively engaged in exploring the landmarks of New York with you.

Imagine, not only will your kids want to sightsee, together you’ll uncover the intriguing histories of sights like the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, and many more. Mission New York ensures a fun trip for everyone with a captivating, spy-theme scavenger hunt packed with fun activities and the fascinating stories behind the city’s landmarks.

Mission New York is a must-have book for kids visiting New York!

Be sure to check out our other books for Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London, and Washington, D.C.

Here’s what Amazon customers have to say about other books in the Scavenger Hunt AdventureTM series:

“This book was flat out fantastic. We took a family trip with two adults and one seven year old. I was worried that he would be bored looking at the museums and sights. This book made a huge, huge difference.” –Chinagrl

“This book helped make our trip…with 6th graders fun and fulfilling. We weren’t sure how our kids would take to going to all the museums and landmarks…but this book had us visiting many sites more than once. They were so excited to find each item in the book.” –CC in SF

“Great for teenagers! I love these books! My kids are 12, 14 and 16 so I was afraid they might think they were “baby” books, but they are enjoying them.” -Marilyn Thomas