In this newly published New York City guidebook, the author’s intimate knowledge of Manhattan is apparent as soon as you look at the beautifully rendered maps. At a glance the maps provide a snapshot of where the action is. Streets where dining and nightlife can be found are colorfully highlighted in yellow; shopping districts highlighted in purple; and, streets worth exploring are outlined with heavy black lines.
“Restaurants in New York come and go, but where they are located tends to stay the same for decades,” remarks author/cartographer Jim Schmitt. “I believe the key to exploring with confidence and enjoying yourself in new places is simply knowing where you’re going. With this book I hope to inspire people to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer.”
Indeed, this New York City map guide makes it easy to plan either a shopping or dining excursion in whichever part of the city you’re exploring. Neighborhood attractions, points of interest, parking, and mass transportation options – even public restrooms – are all clearly designated.
“This project took quite a few years to produce, and I’ll never forget the day early on when my husband Jim discovered Ortelius by doing a search for cartography software online,” said Donna Schmitt about using Ortelius. “He was so thrilled to find it, and it made the process so much easier and the end-result so much more professional than anything he could have done by hand.”
Simple and easy to read, visitors will understand the layout of each neighborhood at a glance and see exactly where the action is. This book even goes a step further in taking the stress out of finding your way around Manhattan by offering detailed diagrams of some of New York’s most confusing underground places – Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square Subway Station, Fulton Street Subway Station, Rockefeller Center Lower Level Concourse, and many more. Corridors, stairways, train platforms, mezzanines, and entrances/exits are all laid out in relation to the streets and buildings above.
If you’re headed to the Big Apple, don’t leave this one behind!