Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Manhattan (Irreverent Guides)

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9780028624389: Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Manhattan (Irreverent Guides)

"Like being taken around by a savvy local." —The New York Times "Little fluff and lots of fun." —Boston Globe "Hipper and savvier than other guides." —Diversion magazine Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the Irreverent Guides—the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend. Look inside for the lowdown on:

  • Great hotels for misbehaving
  • Which big-name restaurants are really worth it
  • Must-sees for first-timers—and hidden gems for those who think they've seen it all
  • Target zones for unrepentant shopaholics
  • Terrific theater far from Times Square's maddening crowds
  • And much more!
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Known for its energy, its edge, and its in-your-face attitude, New York emanates, and demands, savvy and style. To feel a part of the New York scene--rather than merely looking in through the window at someone else's party--you'll need a guide with New York attitude, an insider's panache, and a local's tongue-in-cheek spirit. Ian McMahan and Jordan Simon provide just that, with knowledge, sophistication, and fun in their Manhattan Irreverent Guide.

New York teems with opportunities, overwhelms with variety. You can put the blinders on and follow the beaten path, or you can bone up on your options, make your choices, and hang with the natives. The Irreverent Guide is up to date with 137 restaurant options, divvied up into 26 categories that help you narrow the field and make informed decisions. One category delves into old New York eateries, another points you toward vegetarian fare. There's a page devoted to sushi, a page for coffeehouses, a category for budget dining, and another for over-the-top extravagance. Listing cuisines from Asian to Italian to Soul, and sorting restaurants by atmosphere (rudest waitstaff, most attentive service, classic New York, homey, trendy, preppy, and bistro chic), the categories enable you to do more than quell your hunger; they allow you to opt for the New York dining experience of your choice.

Similar attention is given to hotels (with 30 categories that range from luscious love nest to endearingly eccentric, park views to budget deals), diversions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and out-of-town excursions, while including the basics of how to get around the city, where to find a doctor, limousine, childcare, or gay resource. Slim enough to carry in a purse or pocket, the Irreverent Guide helps you get what you want from New York, and have fun while you're at it. --Stephanie Gold

About the Author:

about the authors Ian McMahan lives in New York City and spends as much time as he can manage in rural France. In addition to travel journalism, he writes both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent book is Get it Done! A Guide to Motivation, Determination, and Achievement. Jordan Simon (Dining, Nightlife, and Entertainment) is author of many travel books, including Frommer's Irreverent Guide to the US Virgin Islands, and also their Madrid & Barcelona by Night. He is co-author of the upcoming Astronumerology: Your key to Empowerment through Stars and Numbers, published by Avon Books. He is a regular contributor to scores of magazines, including Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, and Elle. Jordan lives in New York City.

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