The Independent Guide to New York City (Travel Guide) – 3rd Edition


(as of Nov 14,2018 00:34:16 UTC – Details)

Visiting New York City? You’ve found the ultimate guide.


Our bestselling New York City guide series is trusted by travelers from across the world to help you create unforgettable memories.

Inside this guide you will find:

* Getting to NYC – Check out the different options of getting to the city, including transfers from airports, as well as trains and buses.

* City and Neighborhood Guides – We go through New York area by area, and look at the attractions, accommodation options and dining. Easy to read, compact and useful. We list the address, phone number, entry prices, opening hours and nearest subway stop for each listing. Over 100 pages of the guide are dedicated to this section.

* NYC’s best food – As well as the dining listings in the city guides, we list the best grab and go food in the city, inducing bagels, pizza slices, cheesecake and hot dogs.

* Shopping – NYC is a shopper’s dream. We list department stores, luxury shopping areas and everything in between. Again, we have their addresses, opening hours, contact details and nearest subway stops.

* Transportation – Understand the subway and bus public transportation system, including local and express trains, and different fare types. We also look at cabs and cycling.

* Know Before You Go (an overview) – Learn about the city’s population, entry restrictions, the layout, weather and even New York etiquette

And More…

* Seasonal Events – Every day is a perfect day to visit the city that never sleeps. So no matter whether its the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or the New York Boat Show, we cover what you can do that’s unique to every month of the year.

* NYC’s history – A brief look at how the city became the megapolis it is today

* NYC Nightlife – Whether its bars, clubs, lounges, music venues or Broadway musicals, we have it covered.

Up to Date for Summer 2018

This New York City Travel Guide for 2018 is fully up to date for the new year with updated opening hours, new attractions and restaurants and has been fully updated and rewritten to make sure we are with you every step of the way.

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StreetSmart NYC Map by VanDam — Laminated City Street Map of Manhattan, New York, in 9/11 National Freedom Edition – Folding pocket size city travel … sights, hotels & guided walks, 2019 Edition


(as of Oct 29,2018 11:42:57 UTC – Details)

VanDam’s newly revised 2019 STREETSMART® NYC 9/11Edition maps all top attractions including museums, major architecture, hotels, shopping destinations, the Memorial Museum grounds and the subway system for all of Manhattan at an immensely legible super-scale of 1:32,000 complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows you to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection. The map is film-laminated, accordion folded and pocket size.


Manhattan Street Map 1: 32,000 Lower Manhattan Detail Map: 1:8,000 Manhattan Subway Map Upper Manhattan Map 1: 33,000

Dimensions: 4 x 9 folded, 9 x 24 unfolded, fits into shirt pocket or purse.

STREETSMART® NYC 9/11 is so legible you will instantly understand how The City connects to all its parts. From God’s perspective to the most minute details. For example: you are looking to hike from the Conrad Hotel to Castle Clinton, searching for elevator access on the High Line, meeting friends at the Hudson theater in Times Square, maneuvering the shifting grid of the West Village, shopping the Meat Market, trekking to Hamilton Terrace in Harlem, looking for the uptown exit from the FDR Drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge or just wanting to understand how the subway connects with ferries along the East River. This map makes it easy and you an instant New Yorker. Stephan Van Dam, the map’s designer and publisher has been Manhattan-based for 40 years and knows NYC inside out.

STREETSMART® NYC 9/11 includes the entire island plus a stunning dimensional detail of Lower Manhattan with historic walks around the 9/11 Memorial grounds and through the maze of the Financial District clearly marked. The map scale of 1:8,000 makes you feel you are there with 3D buildings illustrations as your compass. All subway stops are marked by their respective line in context right on the main map and on a separate subway overview so you know both the local details and understand the larger system. There is a Manhattan address finder to find any address in New York City. Locals refer to Manhattan, the most densely populated of the five boroughs, as New York City or just The City. The other four boroughs the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island are collectively known as The City of New York and are available as separate STREETSMART® Maps.

STREETSMART® NYC maps are updated three to four times a year and more current than any other map available. Its film lamination is extra durable and will last you for your next trip. A customer recently suggested our maps are too good but we like quality that lasts. Simplicity reigns supreme to make complex cities clear and understandable. Our typography creates character and reveals the true bones of the vertical city. VanDam uses a letter grid to identify locations on maps – no confusing and cluttering K-28 or V-34s – its just the city from A-Z. Our covers map the icons of each city and turn them into collectible graphic art. Each sleek and laminated city map package opens to 24″ x 9″ and then easily folds down to 4″ x 9″ to snuggly fit into a shirt pocket or purse. Gain instant NYC STREETSMARTS and a sexy souvenir to boot!

Laminated NYC Street map
Legible, easy to read, up to date 2017 edition
Manhattan City Street map laminated and folded to fit in pocket
NYC manhattan street and city subway map
New York City street map with attractions and subways

111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss: Revised and Updated

$19.90 - $16.11

(as of Oct 21,2018 10:46:15 UTC – Details)

  • Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
  • The ultimate insider’s guide to New York City

New York, New York – a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City’s history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway.

This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong’s home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter’s hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!

111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

Cereal City Guide: New York

$24.99 - $16.37

(as of Oct 13,2018 09:03:24 UTC – Details)

From the leading independent travel and style magazine Cereal comes Cereal City Guide: New York: a portrait of the Empire City offering a finely curated edit on what to see and do for discerning travelers and locals alike.
Rich Stapleton and Rosa Park, Cereal’s founders, travel extensively for the magazine and were inspired to create a series of city guides that highlighted their favorite places to visit. Now, after building a loyal readership that counts on their unique, considered advice, they are relaunching the books with a fresh design and new content.
Rather than a comprehensive directory of all there is to see and do, these Cereal City Guides offer instead an edit of points of interest and venues that reflect Cereal’s values in both quality and aesthetic sensibility. Rich and Rosa have personally visited hundreds of venues in New York, distilling their preferred locales down to their firm favorites. From the inspired boutiques which reflect that distinctive New Yorker eclecticism to the local restaurants that feed them, these are the finds that that will offer a more personal take on the city. Meticulously researched and illustrated with original photography, each guide includes:

  • photo essays of striking images of the city
  • an illustrated neighborhood map
  • interviews and essays from celebrated locals, such as chef Camille Becerra, shop owner Kai Avent-deLeon, and more
  • lists of essential architectural points of interest, museums, galleries, day trips outside the city, and unique goods to buy
  • an itinerary for an ideal day in New York

Cereal City Guide: New York is a design-focused portrait of an iconic city, offering a distinctive look at the best museums, galleries, restaurants, and shops.
Also, check out Cereal City Guide: London and Cereal City Guide: Paris.