I am just back from New York City where I spent 1 week with my partner for xmas. Quickly I realized the book was not helpful at all. You won't find any addresses in this guide. So basically, you will have no idea where the sights or museums mentioned are...You've got the name of the area (lower Manhattan, middle-town), but NY is a huge city and streets could be very long... No restaurants, bars, hotels or clubs recommended either (it has been very hard to find places to eat). In this guide, you will only find a brief description of the main attractions, with some pictures from the 80's.... To be honest I even wonder if the author has already been to New York?