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If you want to visit NYC and spend your time in upper Manhattan then get this guide
on 7 April 2013
I bought this guide and on reading the contents I was surprised to see that it had very little on Brooklyn and makes no mention of Coney Island. It has 4 pages (with most of the space taken up by photos) on Brooklyn but only deals with the area around Brooklyn bridge. The pullout map is pretty bad too. There is a general map of NYC but only a more detailed street map of Upper Manhattan which is practically useless for anyone who wants to have a proper wander around the different neighbourhoods. Also the index is confusing as its split into 5 indexes for the book, eating, shopping, drinking and entertainment. Why not have everything in one index instead of trying to flick through the different indexes to work out which one you should be looking at?
I'm very disappointed in this guide. Essentially if you don't want to wander off the beaten track or properly explore the city then this is the travel guide for you. I shall be buying another guide for my trip as I want to see more of the city.