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Frommer's New York City 2009 by Brian Silverman

By Brian Silverman

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Written via greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists all over the world, Frommer’s whole courses support tourists adventure areas the best way locals do.

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  • All entire publications provide elementary positive factors together with celebrity rankings and distinctive icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, first-class values, insider counsel, most sensible bets for children, designated moments, and overvalued studies.

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Bring money. Bring comfortable shoes, because walking is one of the best ways to get around. Bring your appetite, your party clothes, your intellect, and curiosity. Bring your patience and sense of humor. Before you know it, you’ll be discussing the finer points of your favorite new ethnic cuisine and navigating the subway like a pro. For additional help in planning your trip and for more on-the-ground resources in New York City, please turn to the “Fast Facts, Toll-Free Numbers, & Websites,” appendix on p.

This entire book is designed to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and this particular chapter focuses on the “ready, set . ” part before you go. Whether you’re a firsttime visitor or someone who’s been here many times, take a look at the information below. It outlines our best advice for planning your trip, whether you’ll be arriving from an international destination (all the better to take advantage of the favorable currency exchange rates) or from down the road. If you haven’t been here in some time, here’s a basic reality check: New York City is cleaner and safer than ever before.

Those who want to see the biggest hits on Broadway usually have the best luck getting tickets in the slower months of January and February. Gourmands might find it easiest to land the best tables during July and August, when New Yorkers escape the city on weekends. If you prefer to walk every city block to take in the sights, spring and fall usually offer the mildest and most pleasant weather. New York is a nonstop holiday party from early December through the start of the New Year. Celebrations of the season abound in festive holiday windows and events such as the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular—not to mention those terrific seasonal sales that make New York a holiday shopping bonanza.

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