New York City Links

Since my publishers are in New York I spend a lot of time there and need a web resource that I can rely on without having to trudge through the too-many links problem with Google. New York has far too may mediocre tourist and advice sites that are mostly advertisements or paid promotions. Many restaurant sites, for example, are mere listings or lame generalizations. The sites here are all useful and I've added a short annotation for convenience.

Common New York Tourist Sites

NYC & Co. -- The Tourist Bureau's official site. Not a bad place to start. Lots of tips on interesting promotions.

NYC Official City Guide -- Another "official" site. Shallow and rah-rah. Use for reference only. -- Promotional. Also shallow but worth a look.

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General Interest Sites

Elaborate directories with good restaurant reviews

New York Metro -- This is a sassy news and reviews site that is gossipy at one extreme and definitive at the the other. Excellent for finding trendy action in Manhattan. Contains compact and accurate restaurant reviews. A must.

Digital City -- New York -- An interesting competitor for City Search. Lengthy and timely restaurant reviews..Good databases.

City Search NYC -- An excellent guide overall now incorporating Sidewalk. Restaurant reviews tend to be spotty with too many canned review-it-yourself shills hurting the process

ZAGAT NYC -- Direct link to Zagat NYC reviews. Might now require a subscription.

NYC Reference -- An unusual meta-site with all sorts of odd links. Time consuming but interesting.


New York Hotspots -- Club listings and reviews. Rock-oriented. Quite nice.

Big Apple Jazz -- Club listings for Jazz clubs and other events. Crude but definitive.

New York City Beer Guide -- Excellent resource for beer bars and brewpubs. A classic.


NYT Today


NYC BLUE -- Killer New York Super Portal with links to everything. Along with this


Javits schedules -- If you want to see what trade show is at Javits during your stay. Click here. This is the Official site of the facility.

THEATER -- Playbill Online

BROOKLYN Even Brooklyn can't be ignored around here. Celebrate Brooklyn


NEWS. All with the NYC slant. Start with the NY Daily News. Then go to the POST.




subway map -- This is the subway map on the MTA website. The MTA website takes care of all your public transportation needs with nice schedules and good maps.

NYC Map Portal -- Finest cross street and NYC map finder.

NYC Locator -- Another way to find cross-streets, the way everyone in New York describes locations.

Advanced Traveller Info System -- Fantastic list of all the NYC-DOT cams in NYC. Great resource.

Points of Interest. Perhaps the best site for points of interest is the City Review site. Mazing level of detail.

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