The Best Things to Do in New York City

1001 Ideas

By Caitlin Leffel; Jacob Lehman
(Universe, Paperback, 9780789313980, 384pp.)

Publication Date: October 17, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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What are 1001 things you should treat yourself and your guests to in New York City? Be serenaded by Cole Porter's piano at the Waldorf, or hear Woody Allen play clarinet at the Carlyle. Drink champagne on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum, or discover the abandoned subway station at City Hall. Eat at America's very first pizzeria, or enjoy the most expensive cocktail in the country at the World Bar. Ride the Staten Island Ferry, or ride a bike through Central Park. Go surfing out at Rockaway Beach, or relax in a Russian bath in the East Village . . . . Organized by theme–including Eating and Drinking, 24-hour New York, Shopping and Spending, Arts and Culture, Views and Sites, the Great Outdoors, and Classic New York–and packed with detailed, helpful indexes organized by neighborhood and by category, this is simply the most fun and comprehensive guidebook to New York City ever. The Best Things to Do in New York crosses genres and boroughs to explore every aspect of the most diverse and exciting city in the world. Written from experience by two people who love the city, and featuring priceless tips from expert contributors–from authors on their favorite bookstores to architects on the city's best buildings–The Best Things to do in New York is much more than just a guide.

About the Author

Caitlin Leffel, a native New Yorker, is a writer and editor who has contributed regularly to Daily Candy and Publishers Weekly. Jacob Lehman, a passionate newcomer to the Big Apple, works in the editorial division of a major New York publisher. This is their first book.

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