Secret New York
Exploring the City's Hidden Neighborhoods
Michelle Haimoff; photography by Rachel Feierman
5" x 9" • 276 pages • full-color photos, maps
ISBN 9781566566728 (UK ISBN 9781905214495) • paperback • $20.00 •
"If you like walking tours, you'll love Secret New York: Exploring the City's Hidden Neighborhoods as it takes you through some known and not-known spots in well-trafficked areas. It's a tourist's delight, with detailed starting points and length and duration times for the proposed walks. It even recommends 'refreshment' spots in each area... I loved the short strolls at the end of the book."
-- NY Daily News
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A unique walking guide written for those who want to experience the delights of walking New York’s diverse neighborhoods.
New York churns at a relentless pace. It is constantly being rebuilt, torn down, and rebuilt again to make way for the next era of commerce and culture. It is truly the sum of its neighborhoods, all of which offer a different perspective on the history and attitude of the city, each of which is best explored on foot.
Secret New York delves below the surface of this vibrant city into the areas that shape New York, with walking tours that consider both the prominent buildings of the skyline and the hidden gems beneath the grid. Navigating a city on foot is the most tangible way to discover its secrets, and as a pedestrian city, New York lends itself to exploration more than most. As one of the first major cities of the United States, New York offers a glimpse of the country’s early history, and as one of its most international cities, New York combines the best of the world’s art, food, and way of life.
Secret New York offers a fabulous introduction to New York and its outer boroughs, as well as a deeper look at the areas that fall below the radar of traditional guidebooks. Full-color photographs capture the treasures tucked behind every corner, while clear, easy-to-follow route maps highlight places of special interest. For travelers and residents who want to gain familiarity with the city and know more of its peculiar hidden life, this book offers a rare perspective of a remarkable place.
Michelle Haimoff grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and currently lives in Greenwich Village. She has written for a number of New York guidebooks, including The Short List and Eyewitness Travel Guides. A native New Yorker, she has been walking these streets since she was a child and continues to discover new areas.
Rachel Feierman is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Eyewitness Travel Guides, Time Out New York, and Architectural Digest, among other publications. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts.
"A book that celebrates New York's independence and individuality... New Yorker Michelle Haimoff ignores fast food restaurants and clothing chains and focuses instead on one-of-a-kind: restaurants like the Ear Inn in SoHo and the stained glass windows in the Upper East Side's many churches. Haimoff's detailed descriptions will help visitors get to know each neighborhood's distinct personality. Her mapped routes generally take about two hours to complete and will guide readers to historic and scenic locations."
-- Foreword Magazine
"New York is a city that you can never really stop exploring. But once you've seen the tourist traps, it's hard to know where to head next. Fortunately, author Michel Haimoff's new book Secret New York, helps uncover some of the city's intriguing nooks and crannies.
-- Intelligent Travel
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