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The Rough Guide to New York City - 9th Edition [Paperback]

Martin Dunford , Jack Holland
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30 Sep 2004 Rough Guide Travel Guides
The Rough Guide to New York City is the most comprehensive and useful full-length guide to the greatest city in the world and a necessity for any traveller. Packed with intriguing accounts of the city's great museums and other sites, the guide also includes full detailed listings of all the best places to eat, drink and be entertained. With this guide you will also be treated to lively writing about the local history, including New York's rich immigrant legacy, and how the catastrophic events of 9/11 have affected the downtown landscape and how it is rebuilding. From the winding beautiful streets of the Village to the majestic avenues of the East side and the other vibrant neighbourhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, there's something in New York and this book for every visitor.

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd; 9th Revised edition edition (30 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843532832
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843532835
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 422,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Newsday --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Martin Dunford and Jack Holland are two of the co-founders of Rough Guides. They have also co-authored Rough Guides to Amsterdam and Holland and written several other titles independently.

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By M Hales
Format:Paperback
This was my bible when visiting New York for the first time! It's small enough to fit in your handbag yet so packed with information that i felt lost without it! It lists resteraunts, tourist attractions, shops, markets, museums, attractions for children, scenic places to visit and lots more. This guide lets you in on secrets that you would not find out from other guides. It tells you the best time to visit places, when certain attractions are on, prices, adresses and a brief background of the place. It also includes a map of Manhatten and a subway map, which are all very vital when you are searching for that well earned Krispy Kreme store!
A must have guide for anyone visiting New York.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic ! 8 July 2002
Format:Paperback
Having read the 'Rough Guide' full version, I was half expecting a lot of the information in the mini guide to be left out, but oh contrare, it was still packed with loads of information,and in a more realistic package for those of us who don't have a year to see everything ! It's a great size for reference, fitting snuggly in your pocket, so your head is not constantly in your book missing the sights and sounds going on around you !
I was very impressed, and the maps are very clear and precise.
Once again, as always, the rough guide team have done a fantastic job - Well done.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book was invaluable to us on our first visit to New York. It has some very useful information needed as preparation before travelling, such as recommendations for transportation between airport and accommodation, tipping, personal safety etc. Once in N.Y. 'The Rough Guide' became almost as precious as our passports. It came with us everywhere, and was responsible for making our holiday the success it was. We were travelling with three kids under the age of eleven, and the chapter 'Kids New York'pointed us in the direction of some excellent museums. Equally the 'Eating' chapter steared us away from the restaurant chains and provided us with some wonderful meals(WARNING:very challenging to the waistline!). Our only criticism would be, that it would have been more useful if the maps contained at the back of the book had, in some way been detachable. It was very difficult to read about the location of say, the Dakota Building, and then have to turn the book around and study the relevant map. In conclusion, this guide has been well thumbed and we hope to repeat our visit to the Big Apple later in the year.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the right amount of detail 5 Nov 2002
By Monique
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Before heading off to New York for a week's sightseeing and shopping, I read this guide from cover to cover (well, nearly) and wrote down all the things I wanted to see. I'm a firm believer in planning holidays so that you don't waste an hour each morning deciding what you're going to do. I found the Mini Rough Guide had just enough information for the first-time visitor with only a week to see the city. Any more detail, and I would have been swamped and not got around to finishing it.
It mentions some great places to see, and not just the major tourist attractions that we've all seen or heard about before, like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, but also some out of the way places and interesting buildings that you might want to pop into and have a look at on your way down the street.
If you've been to New York before and have seen all the touristy things, or have more than a couple of weeks up your sleeve, it describes various districts within NYC in enough detail to allow you to spend the morning exploring an area in great detail, describing the history of the area and some interesting facts about various streets and buildings.
I found that the restaurant section was a little limited, giving only one or two restaurants in each area and in each food type. But I suppose it is a Mini Rough Guide and if they put all the restaurants in New York City in this guide, it would be as big as the Yellow Pages.
Overall - Informative, interesting, brief and too the point, and doesn't weigh too much
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE guide to New York 1 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book last week to help plan a trip to New York and I was not disappointed. It has helped to plan everything from getting there and accommodation to what to do and how to get about. It also includes street maps in each area, and of the hundreds of places it lists a small review/description accompanies.
As a plus point there is also a lot of historical information tucked in which can make the book as much a good read as a travel companion. This book will not let you down. If you're going to New York and need some guidance then BUY IT NOW!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect NYC companion 3 May 2005
Format:Paperback
I was lucky enough to borrow this book last year from a friend on my first visit to NYC. I'm going again and have not found a better book, so am buying my own this time! Comprehensive maps and information, everything you need really, and as previously mentioned its small enough to keep in your handbag!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've lived here for 6 months and I still use it 15 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is the best of the bunch of New York books I was given before I moved over here 6 months ago and since then has been used by myself and the multitude of friends who have visited. It goes over the usual Empire State etc, but also points out history, culture etc for the various bits of New York and some useful bits on the little things like getting your hair cut!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read.
We didn't really use it when there but it's worth a read before your travels to NY. It gives enough detail and quirky facts that you remember. Would recommend a read.
Published 7 months ago by kate1808
4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide
I'm a big fan of the rough guide as opposed to the lonely planet. There are great maps and descriptions in this guide as in any rough guide and it has some very good advice. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Celine
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value
Excellent condition, great value. Helpful in choosing what to do and see in New York. A bit big to carry around so best used to research before hand.
Published 23 months ago by baxter08
1.0 out of 5 stars the not so rough guide to new york
rather out of date. The restaurants hold closed or moved. The prices for attractions were all wrong. The only bit that was correct was the history. Read more
Published on 3 April 2006 by David Mundy
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is dull
Great book if you want to spend the whole time reading. Personally I prefer at least a few illustrations here and there, after all NYC is one of the most architecturally amazing... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2005 by Mr. R. Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars Read this before you go
As a general rule, I tend to prefer Lonely Planet guides as they have colour photos and are usually slightly more compact. Read more
Published on 21 May 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars It became our bible
What we would have done in this crazy city without our Rough Guide I dread to think! It is clear and practicle, and like all of the Rough Guides it includes loads of easy-to-find... Read more
Published on 20 July 2000
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