by Ellen Williams, Steve Radlauer
Little Bookroom, 2002. 350pp
"In the fastest-changing city in the world, there still exist dozens of shops and restaurants that have been serving New Yorkers for more than a century. The Historic Shops and Restaurants of New York points out these hidden spots while revealing their long and interesting history. Stepping through the doors of any one of the featured establishments transports the reader to an earlier time and place. ...Explore original Lower East Side delicatessens, Greenwich Village coffee merchants, and shops where purveyors of riding boots, andirons, brass beds, and vintage colognes have plied their trades for generations. The address, phone number, subway stop, and hours for each of the many featured restaurants, gourmet shops, cafes, saloons and bars, hardware stores, and home furnishing stores are included." --book description
by New York Times F.Y.I. column, Stuart Goldenberg (illustrator)
St. Martin's Griffin, 2004. 304 pp.
"New York has long held a place as the nation's most admired and reviled city, provoking more debate, affection, and curiosity than any other. Generations of visitors and residents alike have pondered the city's enduring quirks and unusual traditions. In the F.Y.I. column in The New York Times, the paper's reporters and editors turn their talents to answering readers' most perplexing queries about the city, some of which include:" --book description
by Brad Dunn, Daniel Hood
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004. 304 pp.
"This guidebook-for residents and visitors alike-will tell you where the bodies are buried and where others have been dug up; where to get the best pizza slice, the best knish and the most expensive martini; how to explore the Hudson River for free via kayak; and how to navigate your way through the wilds of Central Park by streetlight. There are also tales of underground sex clubs; viral outbreaks; a secret tunnel in Grand Central Station; an electrocuted elephant at Coney Island, and -little-known bars, cafes, hangouts and other places to frolic. From the Bowery to Broadway, from the five boroughs to the Five Families, these are the best of the 8 million stories the Naked City has to offer...." --book description
by Edward F. Bergman
HiddenSpring, 2001. 400 pp.
"The Spiritual Traveler: New York City introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, shrines, meetinghouses, and other sacred spaces, and the communities that join there to worship, to celebrate, and to serve. It describes landmarks that rank among America's finest works of architecture and contain treasures of spiritual art and history. It lists restful rural-style cemeteries, the city's oldest and tallest trees, parks, botanical gardens, and other peaceful places. It includes sites that commemorate historic events of spiritual significance, great sacrifices, or movements for human welfare: memorials to those who gave their lives helping others, homes of writers and artists of spiritual masterpieces, and locations where new initiatives in social service were launched." --book description
by Myra Alperson
St. Martin's Griffin, 2003. 320pp.
"... When you're in the Big Apple you're in food heaven - a nosher's paradise where you can find the freshest and most authentic foods of any cuisine in the world, from steaming soup dumplings to Persian Kebabs, Moroccan tagines, Chinese bubble tea, Senegalese ginger beer, Colombian cholados, kosher focaccia bread, the freshest Italian cheeses, Guyanese roti and more! In this thorough and user-friendly book, passionate New York food guide Myra Alperson takes readers on her popular tours around town. Organized by borough and divided into easy-to-follow walks -- each of which can be done in an afternoon -- she points readers to the best ethnic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea houses, take-out stores, specialty shops, produce stands, supermarkets, and other food hot spots." --info from publisher
by Mr. Cutlets
Ig Publishing, 2003. 215pp.
"...Meat Me in Manhattan takes you on a whirlwind tour of what the greatest restaurant city in the world has to offer to the discerning carnivore. You'll learn what meat is and where it comes from, how to get it done the way you like it, and the best places to eat it in America's "meatropolis." Features include reviews of over 100 of New York's best meat restaurants... A trip to the Meat Market with the owner of Peter Luger steakhouse... and much more." --book description
by Rynn Berry, Cris Abreu-Suzuki
Ethical Living, October 2004. 96pp.
"...Detailed reviews of more than 100 restaurants will lead you to the best places for a satisfying meatless meal that won't strain your budget -- or, in a few cases, the perfect setting for an elegant treat. The authors have included valuable information on where to find cheap organic produce, bulk grains and exotic spices, as well as a seasonal schedule of the greenmarkets (farmer's markets) in the NYC area -- all of it listed by neighborhood for convenience and printed in a slim, compact format for easy portability." --info from publisher
by Suzanne Gerber
Globe Pequot, 2004. 432pp.
"This handy, well-organized guide from the former editor in chief of Vegetarian Times doesn’t just send you to well-known vegetarian haunts. .... Inside you'll find all the information you need to navigate the world of healthy eating in New York including Reviews and ratings of more than 200 restaurants, markets, and lodgings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. At-a-glance lists of each restaurant’s features, including type of cuisine, ... Special sections devoted to green markets, mock-meat bastions ..." --info from publisher
by Justin Schwartz
Gibbs Smith Publishers, 2004. 224pp.
"VegOut: Vegetarian Guide to New York City includes Restaurant reviews and ratings, Suggested menu items, Addresses and hours, Websites, markets, Pull-out locator map. " --info from publisher
by by Christopher Brooks, Catherine Brooks
Menasha Ridge Press, 2004. 320 pp.
Trail descriptions that allow you to assess each trail before you hike it. Detailed trail maps that provide you with accurate trail information. Elevation profiles help you visualize each trail's altitude gains and losses. Directions that smoothly lead you to the trailheads. --info from publisher
by L. B. Deyo, David Leibowitz
Green Eagle Press, 1997. 152 pp.
Informative, and well-written guide to the Long Path (the path that traverses the Palisades) with quaint handdrawn maps, and bits of history. --rkchin
by L. B. Deyo, David Leibowitz
Three Rivers Press, 2003. 240 pp.
"... A charming pastiche of Alice in Wonderland and The X Files, this is both a paean to New York and a chronology of a love affair with the unusual. The authors take readers on a hike to Manhattan from the Bronx via the Croton Aqueduct ... traverse the tunnels under Riverside Park to find the so-called mole people who live in the Amtrak system ... Other treks include exploring a condemned building in East Harlem, ... and climbing to the summit of the George Washington Bridge. Rife with literary quotations, historical and scientific tidbits, political and social commentary plus a plethora of details about the explorations ... this smart, quirky book will delight spelunkers, couch potatoes and all in between. " Publishers Weekly
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