There are dozens of published guides to New York City, nearly all of them covering the same well-trodden territory of pricey restaurants, major hotels, and shopping at pick-your-pocket prices. Here’s a tourist guide with a difference. New York insider and Village Voice columnist Robert Sietsema has assembled a topic-focussed book:
There are chapters on how to plug into the Japanese underground, where to find the best bagel and egg cream, where to find the rock clubs that the hipsters frequent, where to rent a bicycle to tour the city, and where to ride it so you don’t get run over. Secret New York gives you the inside information that natives use to get by in — and even over — this challenging metropolis?
Robert Sietsema is the restaurant critic at the Village Voice. He is the editor of Down the Hatch, an ethnic food fanzine, and the author of Good & Cheap Ethnic Eats in New York City.
Published: March 1999
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.