Blue Guide New York
This is THE bible when it comes to New York
By Vinay Raval
The insight provided from this book is truly amazing. As a native New Yorker, I enjoyed the variety of content and the quality of its presentation. Although “reference-like”, this is a great book to read page-by-page over several weeks. Doing so will increase your overall knowledge and assist in your retention of information. For example, I can’t imagine how lost I would have been in the main sections without having read the architecture primer in the beginning. As a result of carefully reading this book, I passed the NYC Sightseeing Exam on the first go (harder than you likely think), and look through my home city in a completely different light. This probably isn’t the best choice for a quick visit to NYC but is the perfect starter for those who live in NYC and wish to see it from a different light. I have never come across a better researched book, and am unlikely to do so. If ever a product deserved five stars – this is it!