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Frommer's New York City 2004 [Paperback]

Brian Silverman


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Aug. 1 2003 Frommer's Complete
Big Apple tourism has rebounded to pre-9/11 levels Public transportation is back on track and new high-speed lines link New York with Boston and Washington, D. C. New additions to the citys many world-class museums and cultural attractions, including the brand new Museum of Sex in downtown Manhattan Hundreds of hotels, restaurants, and attractions reviewed and rated Includes an 8-page color photo insert and giant full-color foldout map

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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer's. Your guide to a world of travel experience. Choose the Only Guide That Gives You: Insider tips on how to fill every minute in the city that never sleeps. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

About the Author

Brian Silverman is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, Four Seasons. Among the many topics he writes about are food, travel, sports and music. He is the author of numerous books including Going, Going, Gone: The History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.

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2.0 out of 5 stars There are better choices Aug. 18 2005
By P. Hageman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Bought this book along with Fodor's 05 New York City Guide and New York Eyewitness Travel Guide for our trip to New York in August. Overall this was the least informative book. The biggest problem is that the book mainly focuses on where to eat and where to stay, not what to see. If you want a book that details sights better, I would pick Fodor's 05 New York City Guide. I carried the book with me almost every day in New York, while the Frommer's guide was left in the hotel room to press flowers from the botanical garden.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for background info but needs better maps Dec 14 2005
By AdventurerWA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book while preparing for my trip to NY and liked the Suggested NYC Itineraries section as well as how the subway stations, websites, hours, etc are listed. However, once in NY, I realized that what I really needed was a good subway map and detailed map useful when walking around. The book includes a map but I found it to be quite useless since not all streets are listed. (The map looks detailed enough to navigate yourself but it doesn't have enough detail of areas such as SoHo or Greenwich.) Even if the subway information changes frequently, I wish it had included a basic subway map so that I could navigate the system easier.

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