New York City (Lonely Planet City Guides) Paperback – 20 Aug 2010
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The positives about this book is that it has been published very recently. The old favourites like Statute of Liberty don't change but because of recession and gentrification much of the city is changing and this book is good on Brooklyn and other more cultural areas. It has detailed passages on the history of many attractions and contains very good maps for orienation.
The negatives. I would have liked more pictures. It would have been nice to have the shopping, eating and visiting sections for each area in the same place rather than having to flick back and forth to see what to visit and then having to go to another section to seen nearby areas to eat.
I think there are few books that would probably manage to cover all of New York well but this makes a decent stab.
However, NYC is a city you want to get lost in so don't get the guidebook out too often!
However, once there, I have noted that one of my friends had a ROUGH Guide to NY. After comparing the two, I have realised that the Rough Guide one was more readable, user friendly, more colourful - hence allowing important information to be found quickly, and had a better city map.
While the Lonely Planet book is very complete, if you need a guide book where you can find QUICKLY information about history, restaurants, etc. you'd better buy something else. Of course, this is a very personal feedback.
No guide book can really prepare you for the NYC subway system. The signs are poor, I got a bit lost a few times. This is maybe the only area this guide falls a little short on.
Detailed area maps are - as always - priceless.
The only problem we found was that with so many choices of places to go, eat, drink or sleep in, there is no way they could all be included. Unfortunately I feel that a few gems have been missed out....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book itself would have been fine, but unfortunately supplier provided copy without a map and replaced it with another without the map! Glad we weren't needing it in a hurry!Published 19 months ago by MayMay
brill book great value very well laided out easy to use and read came in very handy a must for travelPublished on 30 April 2013 by Mr. T. A. Curran
I been using lonely planet city guides since I can remember. Really handy guide to carry with you. Very useful. 4* because you can find the guides cheaper in the charity shops.Published on 2 Dec. 2012 by Romario
With a city like New York, things change so quickly that guides become easily dated. We found the less changeable info reliable (museum/galleries opening times, the history section... Read morePublished on 10 Aug. 2012 by td2539
A guide that fulfills the needs of the average tourist. Compact but detailed, typical "lonely planet". Proposed without second thoughts to anyone who visits NYC for the first time!Published on 21 April 2012 by Kostas S
The book is not as helpful as I expected. I am sure that it is very good for some visitors to New York City, but has far too much detail for our 5-day visit to New York.Published on 25 Feb. 2012 by Howard T
I used this book quite a lot pre travelling to New York for the first time.
Even though there are many parts of the book I didnt use, there were sections I used a lot... Read more
An excellent guide, which is also very well organised. I would recommend it to everyone going to NYC (and not only the first-timers).Published on 24 Dec. 2011 by A. Hadzhidiev
Great Book, somple, easy to read, mostly up to date, maps for the city tho are spread out over a few different pages, making it slightly tedious when navigating from one district... Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2011 by Mr. J. Patel