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Think you know everything about New York City? No one knows more than urban sociologist Bill Helmreich. He literally walked every mile of the city -- Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and yes, even Staten Island. In his new book, The New York Nobody Knows, he reveals hidden gems -- from a residential home set up as a homage to all things Brooklyn, to the hidden waterfalls of Manhattan, to a peaceful Chinese Scholars Garden retreat in Staten Island. He also speaks with New Yorkers from all walks of life from a flag waver at a Manhattan garage, to the Bike Doctor of Harlem who diagnoses broken down bikes with a stethoscope, to all four recent mayors (Bloomberg, Giuliani, Dinkins, and Koch).
Whether you live in New York City and are looking for new ideas of places to explore, or you've only dreamed of a vacation to the Big Apple, this book will expand your appreciation for the tremendous variety of people, places, and things to do in NY.