"Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*"
This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - New York. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about towering skyscrapers and deep subways, a naked cowboy, and the Yankees loudest fans.
Check out cool stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street. You'll find superheroes, famous battles, cops, cooks, and millions of rats.
- Which lady moved to New York from Paris in 350 pieces?
- Did Martians really invade New York in 1938?
- Which skyscraper was meant to double as an airship dock?
- Would you like to spend a night inside an elephant?
This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Klay Lamprell
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, children's books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.
"TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category"
"'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times"
"'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) "
"*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013.