New York is one of the most exciting and pulsating cities on earth. Here over seventy dazzling writers celebrate the richness and diversity of this amazing metropolis:

F Scott Fitzgerald journeys up Fifth Avenue

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo arrive in Greenwich Village

Alistair Cooke looks out over Central Park

David Byrne does the Five Boro Bike Tour

Edmund White finds a city of freedoms

Jan Morris recalls Manhattan 1945

Ian Frazier hears it for Brooklyn

Teju Cole encounters the Statue of Liberty

John Dos Passos pities the poor immigrant

'So much more interesting than the usual guides.' Scotland on Sunday

'With more than 150 excerpts from fiction and non-fiction ... succeeds in capturing the authentic flavour of the Big Apple' The Guardian

'Prismatic, engrossing ... a wealth of atmospheric literary snippets' Financial Times

'The multitude of subjects and viewpoints gives a good impression of the heterogeneity and bustle of the great metropolis, and succeeds in painting it as a unique and thrilling place' The Irish Times

'Perfect for carry-on ... a fast-paced powerwalk through different "themes" or moods of the city. An excellent and imaginative alternative travel guide ' We Love This Book

'This sublime and literary travel book - a remarkable statement about a city' The Sydney Morning Herald

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