DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City: 2019 (英語) ペーパーバック – 2018/10/2
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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks
Find your corner of New York City with this essential travel guide to this great city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you’ve even packed your case – step back in time at Ellis Island and Lower East Side Tenement Museum, get a bird’s eye view of New York City from the Top of the Rock, or Central Park. The DK Eyewitness Guide to New York City covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing.
• Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there
• Reasons to love New York City: world-class museums, lively local markets, jazz and Jewish food – what will yours be?
• See New York City from a different angle - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city
• A year-long calendar of events in New York City gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons
• Sturdy, laminated pull-out city map gives transport information and subway map
• Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
• Over 15 detailed, color maps help you navigate the city with ease
• Expert tips to make memories that last – where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
• The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
• Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.
• Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim, Grand Central Terminal, United Nations, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
• Covers Lower Manhattan; Lower East Side; Chinatown, Little Italy, and Nolita; SoHo and Tribeca; Greenwich Village; East Village; Gramercy and the Flatiron District; Chelsea and the Garment District; Midtown West and the Theater District; Lower Midtown; Upper Midtown; Upper East Side; Central Park and the Upper West Side; Harlem and Morningside Heights; and Brooklyn, plus sights beyond the city in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.
DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK’s beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
"Known… for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way." — Chicago Tribune
"The best option… Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life." — The Philadelphia Inquirer
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When I travel, the public transit system is usually the biggest puzzle. This book includes an updated subway map (some stations don't have a map this up to date!) but the advice on the pull-out map about using the system simplifies things so much that it might not be helpful, since various lines run at only certain times.
The information about buses is also too general. There's no mention of how to ride a "Select Bus"--the routes which are the busiest--for which one buys a ticket at the curb and then can enter any door. There is vague information about subway schedules which are simply not correct for many lines.
The body of the book focuses on Manhattan, as one might expect, with a chapter on Brooklyn which covers only the section a few subway stops from Manhattan, and one short chapter about the rest.
It might be good to have this to scope out the sights one wishes to see, but before actually coming here, despite what the cover says, you *should* travel through lots of websites.
There is no significant description of the ferries and cruises which are the best way to see the city on a nice day, and there will probably be more ferries by the time a tourist perusing this book visits New York--another reason to use the Web for updated information.
The DK New York City covers Manhattan and the part of Brooklyn that is closest to Manhattan. This is not the whole city, This may be the right coverage for someone on a first visit with a week to spend, but there is a lot that is omitted.
The guide is skimpy on information on professional sports teams. The location of Yankee Stadium is given, but where the Mets play is a mystery. Another example is the other NBA team that plays in New York City, namely the Brooklyn Nets. They do not get a mention. They play at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. This intersection is within the DK Brooklyn map, but without an indication of the Nets' arena. (Please see the attached map, found online, not in the DK guide.) The NHL Islanders also play at Barclay's. What are we, chopped liver? (Ethnic expression meaning a side dish, or of little value.)
The guide may be good for people who come from such exotic lands as China, France, or Ohio, and who would like to hit the high points. The guide breaks the coverage into specific neighborhoods. There is a fold-out map with streets on one side and a subway map on the other. The guide provides a few routes for walking tours. However, the walking routes are short and there only a few of them. Following such walking routes can provide unexpected discoveries.
The Upper-Midtown walking route needs an update. It is true that the IBM building has a wonderful atrium. I do like spending time there. However, a quick look at the map is enough to see that the IBM building stands next to the Trump building. As a result, security has been added to the IBM building. People cannot get into the building without proper identification.
About three quarters of the guide is devoted to museums and landmarks. The rest is mostly places to eat. I find that there is little information on hotels. Even though museums are extensively covered, there is no indication of the cost of entry. This is essential information. Some of the entry fees are shocking. For example, MOMA is $25 for an adult. It would be nice to know in advance. I find that the Lonely Planet New York City is a much better guide.