We are soon off to new York on the trip I have been planning for many many years in my head.
I bought this book so that I would know something of the history of main sites before I get there. Great descriptions of all places I am planning to visit and of others I have never heard of. I have read this book twice now, insisted that my wife reads it before we leave for our trip and will pass it on to others.
Would recommend for anyone with an interest in the history of the city not just anyone planning on visiting. It has even improved my enjoyment of programmes such as Mad men which rely on a little knowledge of a city to put a story and character into context. Go buy and enjoy!