From the Back Cover
Spend Less and See More in New York City Are You Ready to Travel Smart? If you′d like to get the most out of your dollar and your trip, this is the guide for you. I put a fresh spin on budget travel, showing you how to see the best for less and how to see it in a more authentic way—the way the locals do. Instead of spending $300 a night for a chain hotel, why not live it up in an antiques–filled Fifth Avenue mansion for just $75, or bed down in a SoHo gallery just steps from the artwork for $110? Or how about enjoying falafel at Alfanoose for just $5, so you can splurge on up–and–coming chef Abdhul Traore′s steak frites dusted with African herbs at Les Enfants Terribles? Let me show you the "other" New York City—the one only insiders know about. Take a one–day cooking class with the city′s top chefs or get free tango lessons at the Argentine Consulate. These are only a few of the great ways to get closer to the culture of New York City. Read on for more! Happy Travels, Pauline Frommer www.frommers.com/pauline
About the Author
Pauline Frommer started traveling before she could speak, seeing the world at a young age with her guidebook writing parents Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur. She went into the “family biz” over a decade ago, serving first as the editor of Frommers.com and then the travel section of MSNBC.com. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Budget Travel, the Dallas Morning News , Marie Claire and the upcoming book The Experts Guide to Babies . In 1999, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for her magazine work. She currently appears every Wednesday night on CNN’s Headline News to discuss the latest travel trends. Pauline is married to physical therapist Mahlon Stewart and the mother of two very well–traveled daughters, Beatrix (age 3) and Veronica (age 7).