"NY : a city to discover by foot" New York City by GUYON

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For a tourist NY is Manhattan. He ignores the other boroughs. It is certainly an error.
Manhattan is divided in 3 areas : Downtown (1st to 14th street), Midtown (15th to 59th street),Uptown (from 59th st in the North).
If you know where is the North, you cannot be lost in Manhattan. The avenues are oriented N-S, the streets E-W.
When you have a walk by the streets you are among the world because all the countries have sent somebody there. It is logic that United Nations have chosen NY as their head.

There are 100.000 French people in NY but my countrymen are too individualistic to have their own area like Italians or Chinese.
The better way to discover the city is by foot going from a site seeing to a museum, from a shop to a restaurant, from a tower to park.

This photograph was taken in 1999.

Canal Street

It crosses Chinatown and it is famous for its street vendors.

Wall Street

God, make my stocks raise.

  • Last visit to New York City: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    OK, your "How to Become a Millionaire" tip cracked me up! So true, so true...

  • VinTolucci's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 2:52 PM

    Shea is a lonely place after September.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 3:22 AM

    Nice page. Ciao!

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    Great page on new york with very useful tips... I will be visiting there next month, very much looking forward to it... thanks for sharing...

  • AnneAlex's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2004 at 6:22 AM

    Isn't it funny how there really isn't an "off the beaten path" in NYC? All of the paths are pretty beaten ;-) It was interesting to read an "outsiders" perspective on our famed city.

  • Christophe_Ons's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2004 at 9:29 AM

    Excellent NYC pages, very useful tips. Regards from la Belgique :)

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 3:07 PM

    Encore une tres belle page...avec de bons conseils et beaucoup d'humour. It makes me want to go back to New York City tomorrow :) Jeannette

  • hevbell's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2003 at 11:14 AM

    great NYC page - I'm dying to go there some time soon

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2003 at 10:56 AM

    Very Interesting page. I'll be there in July so it looks like I'm going to have a gret time!

  • ymike2000's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2003 at 9:00 AM

    Looks like you had a thorough vacation!


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