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INTRODUCTION. MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOOD MAP. YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW. ACCOMMODATIONS. Winning the Reservations Game. Is There a Right Address? THE LOWDOWN. Old faithfuls. For travelers with old money. For travelers with new money. Places to misbehave. Broadway bound. Park views to die for. Eye-popping city views. Location, location, location. For culture vultures. Endearingly eccentric. Twilight zones. Luscious love nests. For stargazing. Frumpy but lovable. Have I got a deal for you. Suite deals. Taking care of business. For the body beautiful. For shopoholics. So very literary. Money's too tight to mention. Drop-dead decor. Family values. Elbow room. Silent nights. Hotels with history. It's a small world. May I get that for you, sir? Ringing in the New Year. Try these when there's no room. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of places to stay, with vital statistics. MAPS. Uptown Accommodations. Midtown Accommodations. Downtown Accommodations. DINING. Only in New York. What Will It Cost? Tipping. Getting the Right Table. When to Eat and How to Dress. Where the Chefs Are. THE LOWDOWN. New York classics. Feeling their hautes. Hot spots that won't die. We never close. Out in the open air. Bangs for your buck. Just how big is your limo? The pre-theater scene. Bistros with cachet. Like Mama used to make. Ciao, baby. China chic. On and around Mott Street. Good for the soul. Kitchens to a salsa beat. Assimilated Asian. Mediterraneo. If you knew sushi, like I knew sushi. Olde New York. Over the top. What a way to start the day. Vegging out. Something fishy. Where's the beef. Good things come in small packages. The caffeine scene. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of restaurants, with vital statistics. MAPS. Uptown Dining. Midtown Dining. Greenwich Village Dining. Soho & East Village Dining. Lower Manhattan Dining. DIVERSIONS. Getting Your Bearings. THE LOWDOWN. Partytime in Gotham. The king of Museum Mile, and his minions. I know what I like, and I like modern art. Coming to America. New York stories. Beautiful buildings, Downtown. Beautiful buildings, Midtown. On the square. It takes a village. Knockin' on heaven's door. Reel to reel. Crossroads of the world. Park it here. Way uptown. On the waterfront (and on the water). In bloom. Getting high. Art where you least expect it. Secret gardens. The commute. Utter childishness. Must-sees for second-time visitors from Peoria. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statistics. MAPS. Uptown Diversions. Midtown Diversions. Downtown Diversions. GETTING OUTSIDE. THE LOWDOWN. Born to run. A bicycle built for one. Pounding the pavement. For the birds. Water, water everywhere. The pick-up game. Skating-straight up or on the rocks. Seesaws and sandboxes. Courting. Swimming holes in the concrete jungle. Indoor fitness. Par for the course. Back in the saddle. You bowl me over. SHOPPING. Target Zones. Bargain Hunting. Hours of Business. Sales Tax. THE LOWDOWN. For aspiring Martha Stewarts. Incredible edibles. Everything under one roof. Finding the New You. The vintage vantage point. Kid stuff. Gadgets and gizmos. Exotica. For L.L. Bean types. Diamonds are a girl's best friend. 100-percent leather. The printed page. The gallery scene. To the highest bidder. Right out of GQ. Women in Vogue. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of shops, with vital statistics. NIGHTLIFE. Sources. Liquor Laws. Drugs. THE LOWDOWN. Scenes to see. Lounge acts. Beer here. Gotta dance. Live and loud. Live and not as loud. For chic poseurs. Painting the town pink. Getting lucky. Where to get your kinks. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistics. ENTERTAINMENT. Sources. Getting Tickets. THE LOWDOWN. All that jazz. If Sinatra's your style. Cheap jazz and cabaret. Men in tights. What's opera, doc? Comedy tonight. The theatah. Classical sounds. In concert. Spoken word. The big game. The silver screen. THE INDEX. An A to Z list of venues, with vital statistics. HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS. Airports. Airport transportation to the city. All-night pharmacies. Buses. Car rentals. Child care services. Cultural-events hotlines. Dentists. Disability services. Doctors. Driving around. Emergencies. Ferries. Festivals and special events. Foreign currency exchange. Gay and lesbian resources. Limousine and car services. Newspapers. Parking. Phone facts. Post offices. Radio stations. Restrooms. Smoking. Subways. Taxes. Taxis. Ticket charge lines. Tipping. Trains. TV Stations. Visitor Information. INDEX.