The world’s great cities are showcased in this exciting National Geographic series presenting must-do neighborhood itineraries, insider tips for visiting recommended sights, and indispensable information for the most enjoyable urban adventure imaginable.
National Geographic Walking Guide New York shows you the most important destinations to visit, the most popular places of interest, and the best restaurants you don’t want to miss. Visit the island of Manhattan and its five neighborhoods, each with its own personalities and attractions. If you’re passionate about history, the southern tip of the island recalls the preeminent role of the city as a commercial port and destination for European immigrants. Retrace the literary splendor of the past by strolling through the quiet streets of Greenwich Village or follow in the footsteps of the alternative spirit of the East Village. Don’t miss the elite Upper East Side, home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park, the vast green area featured in more than 200 films, and the residential Upper West Side. Heights and Harlem are the best examples of urban redevelopment, while dynamic Brooklyn is the neighborhood that inspires Woody Allen. Pop into Brooklyn’s magnificent museums, Prospect Park, and the Botanical Garden, stopping at cozy bars and restaurants along the way.