Take a bite. This is the best of sleeping, eating and shopping in NYC. In a city that soars as high in the imagination as it does in its skyscrapers of steel and glass, a visitor can easily feel too dazzled to know where to begin.
This updated edition of TASCHEN's New York guide does the reconnaissance for you, scouring uptown and downtown to bring you the most secret, stylish and exciting venues in the city that never sleeps. Behind velvet ropes, entering unmarked restaurants and scouring Soho, Nolita and Tribeca stores, this is an all-access pass to parts of New York even most locals don't know. You can learn how to find Soho's hidden basement bar subMercer and Rao's, the Spanish Harlem Italian joint run by the Sopranos' actor who turned Madonna away.
You can check where to buy New York's best cheesecake;and find the Greenwich Letterpress, where you get your own cards hand-printed. It comes with dictionary-style cutout tabs for easy navigation and a companion pocket-sized map. New York is yours for the taking.