Not for Tourists Guide to New York City with Map

Designed for local residents or intrepid visitors who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer, the Not For Tourists Guide to New York City features a perspective that is one-of-a-kind. With its portable format, contemporary design, highly graphical maps, wealth of listings and neighborhood commentaries, this guide is sure to turn you into a local expert. Updates in the 2008 edition include:

cross-streets added to every single listing, closing times added to restaurant listings, new pages on Riverside Park, Hudson River Park, the Museum of Natural History, and the United Nations, a scale added to every map, and completely updated listings for every neighborhood.

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By bonnie (Atlanta, GA) · ★★★☆☆ · May 22, 2007
Here's the problem with this book - it claims to be not for tourists, but it won't fully commit to that position. It talks about plenty of tourist sites and tourist traps using the copout disclaimer "when your relatives from Iowa come to visit you." But this book isn't for when your relatives fro... ...more
By Jaenett (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 18, 2008
If you've lived in a city your whole life, or for just a portion of time, I find it useful to look through the guide books so you can really see what the city has to offer...then find your own hidden gems.

While flipping through this at Borders I happened fall on the Tennis Courts page... how awes... ...more
By Efrat (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 03, 2009
These are great guide books. They have explicit maps for shopping, dining, entertainment divided by neighborhoods. They also have the transportation maps.

They are tiny, so they can fit in your purse or jacket's pocket. Very handy.

By Lexsenthur (Pasco, WA) · ★★★★☆ · March 15, 2009
Basically just a listing book, albeit a thorough one, which would probably be more useful in a far less dynamic city. ...more
By Heather (Salt Lake City, UT) · May 27, 2011
i actually have the 2010 version. because autumn in new york is magical. another soon...oh happy. ...more
By Kyle (Olney, MD) · ★★★★☆ · May 28, 2007
Nice pocket-sized book filled with detailed easy-to-read maps. Not much else going on though. ...more
By Meesh (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★★★ · November 24, 2008
Best book I found for navigating the city - and it fit in my pockets! ...more