Frommer's New York City 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete)

Frommer's New York City 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete)

Brian Silverman

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 111802740X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


  • Full-color throughout
  • Free full-color, foldout map
  • Completely updated every year
  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you make your way from the Bronx (up) to the Battery (down)
  • Where to find the best bagels, burgers, and pizza, as well as the hottest new eateries, and classic dining experiences
  • Insightful commentary on New York City's "greatest hits" from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty, to hidden gems like The Grolier Club and Louis Armstrong House
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert authors are all passionate New Yorkers: they tell it like it is in a colorful and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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a newly forming car culture, endured an exodus to the suburbs. By 1958, the Dodgers had left Brooklyn and the Giants had left the Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan. This economic slide climaxed in the late 1970s with the city’s declaration of bankruptcy. As Wall Street rallied during the Reagan years of the 1980s, New York’s fortunes also improved. It was a heady time to be living here. Ed Koch was the one and only mayor for the entire decade. It takes a tough man to govern New York; you have to

model for “lost Lenore” in “The Raven.” The 1934 novel Call It Sleep, by Henry Roth, tells the story of a poor Jewish boy and his coming to terms with his old-world parents and the modern world of New York around him. Much the same emotional and physical geography is covered in Elmer Rice’s forceful 1929 Pulitzer Prize–winning play, Street Scene. It captures what that early, turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life in a tenement building was like, where so much of it was played out on the front

suite features a king bed and a window nook overlooking Irving Place where you can curl up with a glass of sherry or a cup of tea. Breakfast in bed, tea served in your room, or in-room massages can all be easily arranged by the inn’s helpful staff. Inexpensive 7 E. 27th St. (btw. Fifth and Madison aves.), New York, NY 10016. www.gershwinhotel.com. & 212/545-8000. Fax 212/684-5546. 150 units. $109–$355 double; $329–$405 Family Room. Extra person $20. Check website for discounts or other

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St., near Seventh Avenue (&  212/243-1680; see “The Pizza Capital of the United States,” p. 178). For one of the best slices of pizza, go to Joe’s Pizza, 7 Carmine St., at Bleecker Street (& 212/255-3946). Also, you’ll find Murray’s Bagels at 500 Sixth Ave., between 12th and 13th streets (&  212/462-2830; see “The Hole Truth: N.Y.’s Best Bagels,” p. 169). A great neighborhood hangout that serves vegetarian/vegan food, is ’sNice, 45 Eighth Ave., at West 4th Street (& 212/645-0310). You don’t have

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