New York (Paperback)

The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods

By Naomi Fertitta, Paul Aresu (Photographer)

Universe Publishing(NY), 9780789318985, 157pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

List Price: 25.00*
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Both an official NYC guide and a celebration of the city, this book is the ideal travel companion for both tourists and resident tourists. Complete -how-to- information shows where to eat and shop, as well as how to get there. More than 20 neighborhoods are covered in full detail, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Little Senegal, Little India, Little Poland, and Koreatown, among others. A comprehensive travel guide to the worlds within New York City, this book includes photographs, maps, and a historical background of the ethnic neighborhoods within the five boroughs.

About the Author

Naomi Fertitta is a writer and photographer, born and raised in Queens, New York. Paul Aresu is a well-known photographer whose work has been published in Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated. The NYC & Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization whose mission is to support tourism to New York City by promoting the arts and cultural organizations that make visiting New York City a special and exciting experience. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has focused on educating domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout New York City.

Praise For New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods

"Naomi Fertitta's "New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods" (Universe, $25), provides surprising, delightful and practical insights into the people, sights, food and shopping found in the city's ethnic communities — a must read for New Yorkers and visitors alike." ~The New York Times

"The title says it all. Fertitta and Aresu take the intimidation factor out of New York by zeroing in on small neighborhoods and their charms. There are few better examples of the "melting pot" cliche of the great city than the book's overview of nearly two dozen ethnic enclaves,…I can tell that this book will get quite a work out from me over the next few months."

"[The] colorful juxtaposition of faces, foods, and architecture is a bracing reminder of the city’s diversity." ~New York Times Book Review