This guide to New York contains details of the sights alongside the practical information one needs to get the most out of the city. It includes street-by-street coverage of Manhattan and the city's five boroughs, with accounts of New York's ethnic mix, its architecture and the history that shaped the city. It features listings of the hundreds of bars and restaurants across the city, with recommendations in every category and price range. Street plans show major neighbourhoods, subway and bus networks and the locations of the best hotels. One section explains where to find the best-value accommodation, whether one is looking for a hotel, bed-and-breakfast room, or just a hostel bed. The book also includes articles that place New York in a contemporary context, including essays by Garrison Keillor and Quentin Crisp, a filmography and a guide to New York slang.