Over the holidays I received a couple of gifts in the mail, including The Best of New York in Just 10 Seconds, a compact travel guide to visiting New York City. I've read the book several times over, looking for ideas for places I'd like to eat, and I must say that I am quite impressed with how handy this little book has become, even for someone who lives in the city.
Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
Whether you're seeking a great restaurant, show, or simply to go shopping, Just in 10 Seconds gives a concise list of smart recommendations. For example, looking for a good sushi bar? Just in 10 Seconds suggests: (1) Sushi Yasada, (2) Masa, Blue Ribbon and Sushi of Gari. The first two have been ranked by New Yorkers as the top sushi venues in the city. What about free stuff to do in New York? Just in 10 Seconds suggests (1) walking on the Brooklyn Bridge, which is a spectacular way to view the city, (2) Forbes Buildings and Galleries, which holds a unique and eclectic collection from Faberge eggs to a signed copy of Lincoln's Gettysburg address, (3) Live TV show tapings, while you're here why not try to attend The Daily Show, Colbert, Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Martha Stewart, The View or the Rachael Ray Show. It's impressive the ideas in this little book.
Location, Location, Location
Wherever you decide to stay in New York, the people of Just in 10 Seconds have organized visiting New York in a manner that is logical, coherent, and smart providing good recommendations for places to eat, sight see, shop and stay by location, which is key because getting around New York isn't always easy. It's almost like having an iPhone printed in a compact book, wherever you are in the city, there are good ideas in the book. The book features 40 maps that highlight the best places to visit within each neighborhood, also giving insightful detail to the varying and eclectic characteristics of each. Even for someone who lives in New York, I find the overview of Manhattan quite handy.
All Ranges of Budgets, Even For Those Lucky Bastards Who Don't Have One
It can get quite expensive in New York, anything and everything will cost you. The people of Just in 10 Seconds have laid out the best places to stay, eat and visit for all ranges of budget, so that you won't be surprised when the bill arrives. If you'd like to take a peek, take a look at a couple of these links to the hotel recommendations from bed & breakfast inns, business friendly to luxury and value. Before reading this book, I had no idea that there were bed & breakfast inns in New York City. I wish I had these handy to recommend for when Rebecca of Chow & Chatter who recently visited with her family. It would have been helpful to be able to make these suggest a couple of good places.
The people of Just in 10 Seconds have given me three extra copies to giveaway to my readers. I think this would be a great book to have for those of you who are planning to visit New York or know someone who may be traveling here soon. Each book is valued at $22.95.
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