The late, great John Updike once wrote “the true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” And it is true that few (if any) other cities can claim to contain the wealth of cultural significance, societal contradictions and magnetic charisma that the — actually comparatively small— Big Apple holds within its watery parameters.
New York remains one of the most magnetic cities in the world. Amid all the excitement, diversity, and history, navigating your way around can be a dizzying experience, especially if you only have a few days to spare. Luckily, this pocket-sized city guide in Taschen’s best-selling 36 Hours series with The New York Times excels in compact but memorable itineraries.
From Broadway’s bright lights to little-known gems in Brooklyn, Queens, and Harlem, the Times’ crack team reveal some of the juiciest morsels of the Big Apple, even for the seasoned New Yorker. Further afield, they’ll share the best of bucolic bliss in the Hamptons and the Hudson Valley, the ultimate experience of the Niagara Falls, and the beating heart of one-of-a-kind Washington, D.C.
Grab the book, pack your bag, and get exploring!
About the editor...
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in upstate New York, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many travel articles and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
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