The Enchantment of New York: 75 of Manhattan's Most Magical and Unique Attractions

The Enchantment of New York: 75 of Manhattan's Most Magical and Unique Attractions

by Willem Post, Ton Wienbelt

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Overview

New York is the city where every visitor and native is bound to fall in love—whether with the thousands of colorful yellow cabs, the aromas of foods from every culture sizzling, or a secluded, relaxing spot hidden among the skyscrapers. It is the ultimate melting pot, and it is overflowing with magic and mystery.

Let the authors take you on a tour of the city, from famous landmarks to less well-known haunts. They will take you from the northernmost tip of Manhattan through the oasis of Central Park, and past monuments, markets, museums, churches, and bars all along the way. Follow their route or pick your favorites and make a day out of it!

With seventy-five special New York City spots included, each features transit information like which subway train line to take and which stop will get you closest to your destination. Additionally, the book includes a unique barcode for each individual spot, which readers can scan with their smartphone to directly view the official webpage and learn more about the spots they like best. A necessary tool for anyone who lives in New York or dreams of being in the city, let The Enchantment of New York take you on a journey of its own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510708112
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Willem Post is connected to the Institute of Clingeldael in The Hague as an expert on America. This well-known media commentator has a variety of studies to his name, such as the reprinted Obamawereld. He has led a number of Dutch delegations to New York. Previously he published a series about cities, including New York, in Amsterdam’s newspaper Het Parool. He resides in Houtrustweg, the Netherlands.

Ton Wienbelt is a graphic designer and photographer with years of experience in city portraits. He has contributed to many books. He considers New York one of the most photogenic cities in the world and has visited many times. He resides in Houtrustweg, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction 6

In Piet Mondriaan's Footsteps 11

Walk 1 West Village, Meatpacking. The Sixties "Revisited" 17

Walk 2 Chinatown, Little Italy. A World of Scent, Color, and Tastes 19

Walk 3 Lower East Side, East Village. History, Art, and Trendy Shopping 21

1 The Netherlands Monument 22

2 Fraunces Tavern 24

3 Charging Bull 26

4 FDNY Memorial Wall 28

5 Century 21 30

6 Irish Hunger Memorial 32

7 Cycling across the Brooklyn Bridge 34

8 African Burial Ground 36

9 Steven Alan Annex 38

10 Cortlandt Alley Museum 40

11 Night Court 42

12 Columbus Park 44

13 Bloody Angle 46

14 Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 48

15 Ten Ren Tea 50

16 The Most Precious Blood Church 52

17 Tenement Museum 54

18 The Back Room Bar 56

19 Orchard Street Art and Galleries 58

20 The New Museum 62

21 Dolce Vita 64

22 Tacombi at Fonda Mexican Restaurant 66

23 Mariebelle 68

24 Dominique Ansel "Cronut" Bakery 70

25 New York City Fire Museum 72

26 Hamilton Fish Park 74

27 Katz's Deli 76

28 John Derian 78

29 Curve 80

30 Chess Forum and Restaurant Cuba 82

31 Murray's Cheese Shop 84

32 Washington Square "Sixties" Mural 86

33 La Lanterna di Vittorio 88

34 Washington Square Arch 90

35 La Petite Coquette 94

36 C. O. Bigelow "America's Oldest Pharmacy" 96

37 Gay Liberation Monument 98

38 55 Bar 100

39 Marie's Crisis Piano Bar and Arthur's Tavern 102

40 Garden of St. Luke in the Fields 104

41 Strand Bookstore 106

42 Greenmarket Union Square 108

43 High Line 110

44 Chelsea Market 112

45 Meatpacking District 114

46 David Zwirner Gallery 116

47 President Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace 118

48 Gramercy Park 120

49 UCB Theater 122

50 Koreatown 124

51 Annex Hell's Kitchen Flea Market 126

52 Rose Main Reading Room 128

53 Whispering Gallery and Oyster Bar 130

54 The Knotted Gun United Nations 132

55 Barbetta Restaurant 134

56 USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 136

57 Berlin Wall 138

58 P.J. Clarke's Saloon 140

59 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park 142

60 Bridges in Central Park 144

61 Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola 146

62 Rollerblades, Dancing, and Music in Central Park 148

63 Strawberry Fields 150

64 New York Historical Society Museum & Library 152

65 Fairway Market 154

66 Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto 156

67 Moooi 158

68 Carnegie Mansion-Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum 160

69 The Ravine 162

70 El Museo del Barrio 164

71 Sylvia's Restaurant 166

72 Abyssinian Baptist Church 168

73 Morris-Jumel Mansion 170

74 The Cloisters 172

75 Peter Minuit's Plaque 174

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