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Fodor's New York City 2011

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  184 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Full-color guide • Make your trip to New York City unforgettable with 60 maps, illustrated features, and 265 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top experiences and
attractions • Practical advice for getting around • Easy-to-read color
neighborhood maps

Explore Chinatown, SoHo, Midtown, and beyond • Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, resta
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Paperback, 552 pages
Published September 23rd 2010 by Fodor (first published 1986)
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Steven Peterson
Jan 24, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good resource if you are thinking of visiting New York City. Frommer's is another resource, too. Although this volume is a bit dated, it would still be useflul.

However, this volume has a number of very important pluses. For one thing, there are well detailed maps of different parts of the city.

For another, there are very helpful maps of museums. For instance, the floor plan map of the American Museum of Natural History would be most useful for people wanting to explore this facility.
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Serena
Jul 24, 2009 Serena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those taveling to NYC
Fodor's New York City 2009 came to me from Shelf Awareness in preparation for Book Expo America. I requested the guide to make plans for navigating the city, and it was a great resource for the trip this past weekend.

There are full-color pages throughout of various landmarks, monuments, and other places. There is a pull out map inside with clearly labeled streets and landmarks, as well as a subway system map in the back flap for Manhattan. The subway map helped during the trip to determine which
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Crystal
Apr 26, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, non-fiction
It's kind of misleading to label this "read," as I obviously didn't read the book cover to cover. (Also, I used the 2013 edition, which doesn't seem to be on Goodreads.) I read the sections I found relevant, since we stuck to Manhattan on our trip. But for the various parts of Manhattan we visited, and the introductory information parts, it was very very helpful.
The food recommendations were probably least helpful, as with all my dietary restrictions, I couldn't eat at most of the places. And o
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L
Aug 05, 2015 L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Fodor's travel guides. Great organization, easy format to read, great maps. This NY edition focuses on boutique hotels more than chain ones.
Elizabeth
Jul 20, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, travel
I bought this book to help me plan a trip to NYC, with the intention of being able to carry it around with me for quick reference (because relying on my phone the entire time would kill the battery in about, oh, 15 minutes). I found it to be very useful. The maps are large enough that they are easy to read (no microscopic type) and the organization of the book is sensible and easy to navigate.

The only downside is that the book is dated with current events, so after 2013 some sections of the boo
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Alyssa
Jul 10, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wished it had more pictures and more in-depth reviews of places instead of saying one thing that the place was known for.
Jennifer
Feb 19, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative. I didn't read the whole thing, just the parts relevant to my journey.
Kyle
Jun 11, 2014 Kyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a good resource for traveling to New York City. Lots of good advice, key tips for the big attractions, restaurant and hotel lists (little used on my trip), and most importantly, a very handy fold-up mini-map of Manhattan's subways. Two thumbs up if you're travelling to New York this year.
Heather
Jul 17, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fantastic! I received it as a gift after moving to the Northern New Jersey area. It has clear and concise, yet insightful explanations of the districts within Manhattan / Staten Island / The Bronx and what attractions can be found where. It also contains several maps and pictures of major attractions and details local hotels, restaurants, etc. with a price and quality guide. This book is interesting, accurate, and affordable (around $15!) It's a must-have for any non-NYC native livi ...more
Alexandra Hamilton
Lots of pictures. Clear written formatting. Walking tours for each neighborhood featuring a hit parade of New York's tourist spots: sights, restaurants, and activities. Weather resistant street and subway map. Conveniently sized.
Olivia
Nov 05, 2008 Olivia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I get a lot out of this guide every time I open it up. I picked up a copy right before I moved to NY, and still find it useful 4 months in.

The format is easy to understand, the maps are clear, and the recommendations are right on.
Sarah
Sep 22, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nyc
This is a great guidebook--lots of info, clearly organized, and it gives the impression that it was written by real people who care and want travelers' feedback on how to improve the book. Well done!
Angela
Jul 24, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: travelers
I particularly enjoyed the "Word of mouth" section at the beginning of each book division (designating locations of the city) . The quotes certainly accurately echoed our own experience.
Sharon
May 12, 2012 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helpful guide of the basics ... enclosed map was good but could have been more helpful/detailed. Extemporary exploration was more fruitful on this visit - loved Brooklyn!
Michael
Feb 22, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Made our trip so much easier and was able to preplan our days. Pay attention to the dates the museums are open. I made this mistake and it threw us off a little.
Nycdreamin
One of the many New York City travel guides in my collection. This one is the Fodor's 2006 edition. I picked this one up for $1.00 at a library book sale.
Liz
Jun 10, 2010 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was only so so. I know the point of it wasn't to have much information but it didn't have many restaurants and that's important for a short trip.
Erinn
Jul 22, 2010 Erinn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actually gives me a 2 day guide to see NY. Where to walk and everything including eating!

John Velez
Aug 17, 2012 John Velez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
This is very helpful on our trip to New York City also supplied maps for the trip, as well.
Linda
Feb 05, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful information for our stay in NYC for hotels, restaurants, and things to see/do.
Fili
May 12, 2012 Fili rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to put all of this knowledge to use when I go this spring for my birthday!
Christine
Mar 23, 2014 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic guidebook updated with some color features.
Megan C
Jan 26, 2010 Megan C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Needs more on Williamsburg and bookshops.
Shelley
Sep 03, 2011 Shelley rated it really liked it
Shelves: misc, nyc
Super useful for planning. Love the maps.
Anne
Mar 03, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful guide--fairly well organized.
Sarah
getting ready for my trip next month!
Sharon Helfrich
Typical travel stuff
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