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Eleanor Berman

Autor(a) de DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: New York

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About the Author

Eleanor Berman is an award-winning, widely published travel writer, who frequently travels on her own for business and pleasure. She is the author of more than ten travel guides

Obras por Eleanor Berman

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: New York (2012) 1,005 exemplares
Traveling Solo (1997) 77 exemplares
New York Neighborhoods (1999) 22 exemplares
Cape Cod and the Islands (1985) 15 exemplares
Traveling On Your Own (1990) 13 exemplares
Reflections of Washington Dc (1991) 10 exemplares
New York (1994) 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century



I found this book’s organization to be not helpful. Thankfully there is an index but the trip information is organized by seasonal recommendations. The maps in the back of the book are good but there are not maps within the sections. The text is crammed together and the book is outdated. I would not recommend this book albeit it does have some useful information but there are better resources.
GlennBell | Jul 3, 2023 |
This beautiful travel guide explores New York City by dividing Manhattan island into 14 geographical regions, adding a section on Brooklyn, and adding a combined section on Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Within each region is an orientation to the history and ambience of the neighborhood, a detailed map, then information about two or three truly must-see locations/activities and 5-15 other points of interest. Almost every section includes “A Short Walk” -- usually about a mile, focused on a theme of the area.

The book’s design and style is trademark DK Eyewitness -- with literally a thousand color images, maps and building cross-sections -- except the pages are now of matte paper instead of glossy. It has an excellent tear-out map, laminated and folded and very legibly labeled with neighborhoods, streets, sites and subways. Note that word earlier, “explore” -- this is a guide that will get you out and about. Note also that, with few exceptions, it does NOT include lodging, dining or entertainment (when it does, it’s for sites that are destinations in themselves). It’s a lively, must-read guide for anyone planning leisure time in NYC.

(Review based on a copy of the 2019 edition provided by the publisher.)
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DetailMuse | 3 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2018 |
What a wonderful travel series. I have reviewed several other books for different destinations in the Top 10 series, so I will not go into detail on the format. As a simple review, the book contains a variety of top ten lists, from the broad overall list that is for all of New York City, to specific lists based on particular categories or regions. The book is divided into three sections: top ten lists for across the city, top ten lists by region, and top ten lists for basic travel and safety tips. As I have written before, this technique, although it is a bit of a gadget, simplifies the multiple facets of traveling and makes it very easy to find usable information for all areas of your trip.

According to this book, the absolute top must-see attractions in New York City are the following: the Empire State building, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Times Square and the theater district, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. I am sure people can argue about other places that should be on the list, and some locales that don't merit such an honor, but most would agree that those described here are all worthwhile tourist sites to consider on a trip to New York City. Also, a plethora of other attractions are described in follow-up lists. Although we have not yet taken our trip to New York City, reading the guide gave me a concrete sense of how I want to spend my time there, and valuable resource information to use in planning my trip. I consistently use these books while preparing for my vacations, and carry the book around with me while I am there. I have always been satisfied with the places I visit on the basis of these guides, and besides, I simply enjoy reading them and vicariously traveling when I am stuck at home.
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nmhale | 1 outra crítica | Nov 24, 2013 |
We used this book a lot when we took a vacation in New York in 2006. It's small enough to stick in your back pocket and has nice lists of different types of things to see. Definitely worth it if you're traveling to New York for the first time.
kevinrossen | 1 outra crítica | Jul 22, 2008 |


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