Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photos, this unusual guidebook to the Big Apple invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places.
Author: Jo-Anne Elikann
Publisher: Emons Publishers
New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
Pay for a unit of time, by the hour or an all-day pass, then play to your heart's content. Get strategy tips from staff or even arrange a lesson with a pro. Love a machine? You can buy it! Prices go from $5,000 to a small fortune, ...
Author: Jo-Anne Elikann
Publisher: Emons Verlag
New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they'll astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!New York, New York ... Die Stadt, die niemals schläft, ist nicht nur eine Welt für sich, sondern die ganze Welt in sich - ein Mix aus sich ständig wandelnden Vierteln und Heimat Alteingesessener wie Newcomern jeglicher Nationalität und Mentalität. Dieses Buch lädt Neugierige ein, unbekannte Orte zu erkunden, so etwa einen gigantischen Buddha in einem Sexkino, Spelunken der Gatsby-Ära, das Haus von Louis Armstrong, chinesische Vögel im Freien, Geheimtipps hungriger Hipster, den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort für Flüsterbotschaften oder einen Balkon, auf dem vor 200 Jahren Sklaven beteten. Dermaßen überraschend und schräg sind die Ziele unserer Reise durch die Stadt, dass selbst New Yorker staunen, die dachten, sie kennen hier alles! Jo-Anne Elikann wurde in Brooklyn geboren, wuchs in Queens auf und lebt in Manhattan. Während ihrer Subway-Fahrten zur Schule verliebte sie sich hoffnungslos in die Stadt, labt sich seither an den Erfahrungen, die New York täglich auftischt, und ist auf ewig fasziniert von seiner Gabe, sich selbst immer wieder neu zu erfinden. Als Freelance-Autorin, Künstlerin und Fotografin ist sie New Yorkerin durch und durch und erkundet, seit sie denken kann, die unglaublichsten Winkel ihrer Stadt.
Hours Daily, sunrise to sunset| Tip Sharmaji's spice shop in Lal Kuan is a local institution. His blends are the stuff of legends, and he is also the one-stop shop for Delhi's finest restaurants. The kite shops of Lal Kuan Bazaar have ...
Author: Sharon Fernandes
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Now the political and cultural mecca controlling the pulse of India, the vibrant metropolis of New Delhi has been ruled by many powerful empires and seduced many powerful rulers over the centuries. With a history that stretches back to ancient times, there are stories and memories embedded in every crevice and corner of the city. This unusual guidebook invites readers on an adventure beyond the well-mapped and best-known landmarks to explore New Delhi's most hidden pleasures and unravel its most shrouded mysteries. Walk the byzantine lanes of Old Delhi, offer alcohol to a god, savor a biryani made by the emperors' cooks, meet the sitar maker to the Beatles, visit India's oldest toy shop, and gaze upon the abandoned statue of a legendary queen. From tales of perfumers, emperors, and quaint local characters to bustling streets, legend-filled ruins, and ever-changing landscapes, discover the true essence of one of the most fascinating and evolving cities on the planet. Sharon Fernandes is a Mumbai-based writer/editor by day and a connoisseur of traditional bazaars in her free time. Devoted to the curation of experiences and stories, she has written on topics ranging from travel and literature to culture, art, fashion, and feminism. The first time she visited Delhi was as a journalism student on a study tour. Since then she has returned often, lured by the warmth of the city's residents, its amazing monuments, lush parks, and delectable food.
Today, the family-owned shop is run by the diminutive and sweet-as-her-syrups Ashley Hansen. As Ernest and Mary's granddaughter, she's been making Sno-Bliz cups since she was 12 years old. In 2014, Ashley flew to New York to receive the ...
Author: Sally Asher
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in ny other city. This insiders' guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit 'The Big Easy' each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry saber, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, 'To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else.' Sally Asher is a photographer and writer whose images have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and New Orleans Magazine. She has been a photographer for Tulane University since 2008 and frequently lectures about New Orleans' history through the Louisiana State Museums. This is her third book about New Orleans. Michael Murphy has been in the book business for over 35 years. He spent 13 years with Random House, went onto run William Morrow as their Publisher, and then formed his own literary agency Max & Co. He is currently writing a trilogy of travel books about New Orleans for W.W. Norton, EAT DAT, HEAR DAT, and FEAR DAT.
111_York. Boulevard. Back York Boulevard in Highland Park offers up an LA retail experience that its trendier counterparts like Robertson Boulevard and Montana Avenue do not. Once the hub of Los Angeles's Arts and Crafts movement, ...
Author: Laurel Moglen
Publisher: Emons Verlag
The ultimate insider's guide to Los Angeles Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides 'In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.' - Denzel Washington For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as '72 suburbs in search of a city.' But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only 'musical' road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood Boulevard has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and vistors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles. Adventures beckon. Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be... »In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.« - Denzel Washington Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert strömen Menschen auf der Suche nach Sonne und Prominenz in die riesige Metropole am Pazifik. Doch findet sich hinter dem ganzen Glamour ein unerwartetes Wunderland, in dem es von beeindruckender Architektur, hinreißenden Parks, schrulligen Museen, versteckten Aussichtspunkten, unkonventioneller Kunst und unbekannten Geschichten über Starlets, Filmmogule und Playboys nur so wimmelt. Laurel Moglen has worked for NPR stations in Los Angeles and created podcasts for organizations and companies including Travelocity covering what to do, see, and eat in cities around the US. Understanding the nuances of what gives a place its identity is her passion, and nowhere is it more fascinating, complicated, and mercurial than in Los Angeles, her home for 20 years. Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt. Julia Posey ist in Los Angeles geboren. Sie arbeitete in der Musikbranche, beim Radio und in ihrer Jugend sogar bei der Müllentsorgung. Heute ist sie Autorin, Künstlerin und Designerin. Sie lebt mit ihrem Ehemann, den Söhnen, einem Hund und einer Katze auf einem der letzten verbleibenden Olivenhaine der Firma Lindsay im Highland Park. Lyudmila Zotova's photographs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and Eater, and she is the photographer of the book 111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss (Emons Publisher, 2015). Zotova is an alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Orange County and resides in San Diego, California. Lyudmila Zotovas Fotografien wurden im »Wall Street Journal«, in den »Yahoo News« und »Eater« gezeigt, und sie ist Fotografin für das Buch »111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss« gewesen, das 2015 im Emons Verlag erschienen ist. Zotova ist Schülerin am »The Art Institute of California-Orange County« und wohnt in San Diego.
for an inexpensive and tasty banh mi at Saigon Sandwich (560 Larkin), which the New York Times has said "may be the best in America." And in the midst of this urban wilderness is the “Tenderloin National Forest,” formally known as Cohen ...
Author: Floriana Petersen
Publisher: Emons Verlag
San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colorful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighborhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the center of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.
What it lacks with respect to Española Way's charm, it makes up for with a large variety of shops and eateries. ... galleries, and even a few yoga studios, all canopied by ficuses and string lights like New York's Little Italy.
Author: Gordon Streisand
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Miami and the Keys are the cultural and geographical gateways to the United States; where Latin American culture gracefully blends into North America, and land embraces the sea. This unusual guide leads you along the fulcrum that is Miami and the Keys, laden with world-class architecture, sandy beaches, pristine waters, nightclubs, and trendy hotels. Beneath the well polished surface lies a history and culture that strays far from the conventional, bubbling up through unexpected places like a coral fortress built for a spurned lover, a divey laundromat that serves the sweetest café con leche you've ever had, or an enclave of houses built on stilts in the midst of the ocean. Lose yourself in a glass rainforest. Glide over the mysterious waters of the Everglades. Visit your own desert island. Drink the sweet nectar of the Cuban coffee gods. Venture into the 'other' Miami, beyond the glitz and glamour, steeped in natural beauty and deep-seeded tradition. See why Ernest Hemingway called the Keys his home. Though teeming with tourists, there are still plenty of hidden gems to be unearthed, you just have to know where to look... Gordon Streisand is a third-generation Miami native whose family has called Miami and the Keys home since the now-dwarfed courthouse was the tallest building in the city. A graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Gordon has been a sportwriter and columnist and enjoys sharing the the lesser-known wonders of his hometown with vistors of all types and ages.
Come find the hidden secrets of the Hamptons waiting to be discovered with 111 Places in the Hamptons That You Must Not Miss. Hang ten at a secret surfers' beach. See the studio where artist Jackson Pollock painted his masterpieces.
Author: Wendy Lubovich
Publisher: Emons Publishers
The ultimate insider's guide to the Hamptons Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide Appeals to both the local market (more than 20 million people call the New York metropolitan area home) and the tourist market (more than 62 million people visit the New York metropolitan area every year!) Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs It's easy to fall in love with the Hamptons. Charming towns, pristine beaches - and that luminous light cherished by locals and generations of beach lovers. While it's famous for its magnificent mansions and coiffed hedges, there is so much more here to than meets the eye. Come find the hidden secrets of the Hamptons waiting to be discovered with 111 Places in the Hamptons That You Must Not Miss. Hang ten at a secret surfers' beach. See the studio where artist Jackson Pollock painted his masterpieces. Get lost in a field of lavender. Visit a haunted lighthouse. Ride a horse along a secluded beach. Take a stroll in the graveyard where Picasso's forgotten muse is buried. From wood-shingled windmills to hydrangea-rimmed roads. White, sandy beaches - to calm, bayside views. These places of nature, history, art, and delightful quirkiness are the very reasons why the East End of Long Island has become one of the most beloved travel destinations in the world.
E pluribus unum - from many comes one. Here are 111 places to start your explorations.
Author: John Major
* The ultimate insider's guide to Brooklyn* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 2.5 million people call Brooklyn home) and the tourist market (more than 60 million people visit New York City every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsIt doesn't take a passport to visit Brooklyn, as some Manhattanites might lead you to believe. Still, Brooklyn can feel a world away. And that's precisely what locals love about it. It's independent. Fiercely headstrong about maintaining its individuality. Tolerant of the different, the foreign, the weird. But what outsiders might be surprised to learn is that Brooklyn is less an undifferentiated mass than a collection of neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character and history. From Bay Ridge, Bed-Stuy and Bergen Beach to Weeksville, Williamsburg and Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn is a patchwork quilt of communities stitched together with mismatched threads from nearly everywhere in the world. Celebrating its in-your-face diversity, but continually churning those differences into something fresh and unique, Brooklyn embodies a hip and cool version of the American experiment. E pluribus unum - from many comes one. Here are 111 places to start your explorations.
This city all over the world is looked upon as a shopper's paradise, and this book now brings meaning to that - here are 111 of the most irresistible shops in New York City!
Author: Susan Lusk
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Potions and pinball and pickles, kilims and knishes and kids' haircuts, rugs and rugelach and rubber stamps, neon art and naughty lingerie, chopsticks and cookbooks, vases and vintage clothes, tattoos and terrariums, peanut butter and porcelain, crystals and custom shoes, matzohs and magic. NYC Simply the most diverse place on the planet! Its kaleidoscope of cultures brings passion and brilliance to the marketplace. This insider's guide to a world of special shops seeks out the quirky, outlandish, classy, obscure, historic, nearly forgotten, beautiful from offbeat and edgy to deluxe and delicious. For the curious and adventurous this is a discovery tour full of surprises and delights. It explores reinvented hip neighborhoods, like Soho, Meatpacking District, Dumbo, Williamsburg. And the traditional, like Lower East Side, Little Italy, Harlem, Greenwich Village. This city is known the world over as a shopper's paradise. And this book brings it all to life 111 of the most irresistible shops in New York City!"