NYC Insider Guide E-Book Reviews

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NYC Insider Guide E-Book Reviews

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NYC Insider Guide E-Book Reviews and Comments

“L-O-V-E this guide! It’s well thought out, easy to read, easy to follow. Very sensible layout. Thanks SO much Melissa!”

“I’m a local New Yorker sending this guide to a friend visiting NYC for first time. Will definitely help him plan what he wants to see instead of me suggesting things. Thanks!”

“My friend and I just got back from our first trip to NYC. Your guide was GREAT!! We used it everyday. I particularly loved how there were suggestions for each area/neighborhood! That was very useful!”

“What a tremendous resource. The maps are amazing and I love all the personalized and useful information you’ve put into your ebook. It’s like having a friend in New York showing me around and looking out for me.”

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  1. From what I've seen so far… love this guide. I've looked at several, you've got more info. Can't wait to use it when we arrive this week. – Jean

  2. I have been to NYC many times but got this for my sister as we are going together and it will be her first trip. This guide is very helpful for her to get a feel for where the things she wants to see are located in relation to each other. Love the area breakdowns for food and shopping ideas. Love the discount shopping guide. -Dawn

  3. The Insider Guide and Maps are terrific. Thanks so much for compiling user friendly resources for those planning to visit New York City. Thanks again for investing the time to make these resources and provider insider knowledge.
    – Regards, The Duncan Family (Australia)

  4. Hello Melissa:
    OMG!! Reading your NYC Insider Guide is like reading a really good novel. This guide came at a perfect time. My family and I will be in NYC in December for a week and I already feel so prepared. Thanks to all your tips, maps and links. I’ve already downloaded the app citymapper! Thank you Melissa!! Best Guide ever! – Selva, Las Vegas, NV

  5. Great! Get this Guide! My friend and I just got back from our first trip to NYC. Your guide was GREAT!! We used it everyday. I particularly loved how there were suggestions for each area/neighborhood! That was very useful!

  6. Tremendous Guide to New York City!!!! The maps are amazing and I love all the personalized and useful information you've put into your ebook. It's like having a friend in New York showing me around and looking out for me. What a tremendous resource. Thank You!

  7. Great Overview of NYC!!! I'm a local New Yorker sending this guide to a friend visiting NYC for first time. Will definitely help him plan what he wants to see instead of me suggesting things. Thanks!

  8. Thanks for the very well laid out guides, I am showing people from MO the city and this guide is perfect!

  9. This guide is PERFECT! L-O-V-E this guide! It’s well thought out, easy to read, easy to follow. Very sensible layout. This will be our 5th trip to NYC and my first few times I was completely lost, so I ended up staying very close to where our bus would pick us up. The last trip my daughter and son-in-law went along and they were a tremendous help. This trip we’re on our own, so needless to say I was very excited to find this website. I’m so excited to use this book – I’ll post again after our trip! Thanks SO much Melissa!

  10. Planning has never been this easy… This is an amazingly complete guide to NYC. It is making the planning of my NYC trip easy, quick, and fun! The tips and links are priceless and relevant. The maps are plentiful, the transportation information is extremely helpful, and there’s even an itinerary form available for use. So far, I can’t think of anything missing and I will probably save the cost of the guide in time alone. Thanks for a great product!

  11. This was exactly what we needed to make our vacation less confusing and more fun.

  12. Reading through your Insider Guide so far is great! So much information I was searching for – like locations and costs of museums. Thanks for putting this together to help out-of-towners like us.

    I am so happy I ran across your website today! I’ve only been to NYC once for just a few hours and we did virtually nothing but a walking tour around Washington Square Park to Chelsea Market (guided by my nephew – an NYU student at the time, now a resident of Brooklyn), then a subway ride down to Ground Zero and a walk to Battery Park. I was so confused and frustrated when we first got to Penn Station, we nearly got back on the train and went back to Jersey (where my son was stationed at the time). I’m looking forward to reading your version of “NYC 101” to help avoid that feeling this time around.

    – Wendy

  13. Great Guide! Thank you for the New York City Insider Guide. I love all the maps, restaurant guides, list of free activities, and insider tips. I am so happy to get this guide and I know my trip to NYC will be a lot easier to navigate thanks to you.

  14. Lots of effort and time went into this guide. Thanks so much. Will be rereading this several times before I get a good grasp of city. From a small city compared to NYC.

  15. Melissa,
    I love NYC and have been there a couple of times. This year I’ll be there for Chiristmas… I purchased your Insider Guide and Maps. It was helpful. I think this guide is great. Thank you for your great job and effort…

  16. Wonderful Idea. I love your book! It brings together all the information, tips and tricks that any traveller to NYC needs. The maps, the ‘tips and tricks’ and price guides are really neat. I will be certainly using it on my trip there.

    All the best.
    Regards,

    Wellesley

  17. Melissa,
    I love NYC and have been quite a few times. I always try to review street and train maps before I go so I will not be totally lost upon arrival. While searching around I found your website and I purchased your Insider Guide and Maps. It was so helpful to have a nice review of the areas and neighborhoods while on the flight to NY. The guide was great and you did a very nice job putting it all together. Anyone going to NY for the first time, you need a game plan and an agenda…otherwise you really do end up wandering aimlessly because it can be very overwhelming. Thanks for the effort you put into your guides and your website!

  18. Hi Melissa,

    This is very helpful information, and the maps are great! My husband and going to New York in December to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!

    Thanks, Diana

  19. I downloaded the guide & maps and they have so much useful information! I’m getting ready for our visit in a couple of weeks and the guide will be so helpful in planning my trip. There is so many time saving tips in it. I am looking forward to receiving the FREE BONUS 35-Page New York City Travel Guide.

    Thank you so much!

  20. I used to live in Manhattan and wish that I’d had this guide when I was lived there! The depth of information is incredible and well worth the small amount spent. I’ll use this again and again. Not only will it make my time in NYC better, but it will save me $$ as well!

  21. I was so excited to find your guide online. I am getting ready to visit NYC with my husband, mother, sister and niece. We are going to Ground Zero and other iconic places. Using the guide I was able to locate a hotel across the street from the 9-11 Memorial. Your guide has put everything I could possibly need in one quick guide for a successful trip. Thank you very much for all the effort you have put into this collection of information making it possible to plan ahead.

  22. Excellent guide! I am traveling for the first time to New York City in September and this guide will help me not miss out all the great attractions NYC has to offer.

  23. I’m so glad I found the NYC Insider Guide during my internet search! I was trying to do what you have done with the guide – a one-stop-shop for maps, attractions to see, and restaurants to eat in, organized by neighborhoods in Manhattan. My family and I are traveling there next week and I wanted to plan our itinerary ahead of time since we have just 5 days in the city and so much to see! We are going to do a lot of walking and exploring while we are in the city and the information you’ve provided about the subways, stops, etc. will prove useful, I’m sure.

  24. I read over the guide and the bonus maps and I thought they were great as far as things to do, places to eat and the guide broken up into areas. The only criticism is that I wished the maps were larger print. I’m 59 and its hard for me to see very small writing or numbers. – Sharon

  25. I was so excited to find your guide online. I am getting ready to visit NYC with my husband and granddaughter and you have put everything I need in one quick guide. Thank you very much for all the effort you have put into this.

  26. Thanks a lot for the information provided in the guide. It shows everything an outsider needs to “survive” NYC. It will for sure give me a lot of support while we vacation there. Keep it up with the excellent website. Cheers!

  27. We are coming to New York shortly and thought I would just find info online, when I found your insiders guide it saved me a lot of time and effort, you have it all in one place. Well done.

  28. Melissa,
    My compliments! A very comprehensive and complete for those of us who need help getting around and to advise others who plan to visit the Big Apple soon.
    So much more than I had originally expected when your site had come up off of my Google search. Keep up the excellent work. – Lawrence

  29. Excellent! We had been to NYC several times before I happened upon this website and had a nice time, BUT – we spent so much time trying to figure out where we were going that before we knew it, it was time to leave. This print guide and website helped us in so many ways on our last trip! We were able to move around the City like we knew what we were doing (thank you Melissa!). We took a couple with us that had never been to NYC, and thanks to this EXCELLENT guide, they can’t wait to go back in September with us! WELL DONE!

  30. Hi Melissa,
    This has helped us a lot .Me and my friend surprised our our 15 year old daughters with a trip to NYC in June. It is our first time. I am happy I stumbled across your Insider Guide. I’m still very confused about the Statue of Liberty do you pay or do you not have to pay? Maybe you could explain that in your guide. Also the MOMA do you pay to get into it if you have bought one of the attraction passes. The NY City pass say’s you don’t but from what I read on Trip Advisor you do.
    It is a very useful tool
    Thank You, Jody


    Hi Jody:
    Thanks so much for your feedback on our Printable Guide. Your Statue of Liberty question is clearly answered on our site (and in the guide on the Attractions Pass Comparison page). CityPASS no longer covers MoMA admission (starting in 2015, you get a choice of 9-11 Museum or Intrepid Museums). Hope that helps!

    Best,
    Melissa

  31. Dear Melissa,

    Thank you very much für the NYC Insider Guide! I find it very helpful, in particular the overviews by neighbourhood. Thanks for putting this Information together!!!

    Kind regards,
    Verena

  32. This guide book is such a gift! It is perfect & will allow me to explore all of NYC in my upcoming trip! Thank you much for providing this service! I’m so excited and less confused thanks to the NYC Guide! I’m going to NYC in couple weeks and this will help me out tremendously! Thank you very much!!!

  33. Hi Melissa:

    I just received the NYC Insider Print Guide, and I can’t wait to use this to help prepare me for my trip to NY in a few weeks. Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource – you’ve saved me hours of researching this information by myself!

    Best,
    Lori

  34. HI Melissa,

    I just purchased your guide as i was trying to make sense of the huge variety of attractions that NYC has to offer a girl from Melbourne Australia. It’s great that you’ve been able able to clearly break down all of the information. I have been looking at websites for days trying to make sense of it all!

    I really like that you have clearly shown where all of the areas of NYC are so its easy to see what is where – ie what is close to each other and can be grouped together when (unfortunately!) we will only have a finite time. A great perspective for people who have never been to NYC.

    We’ll be using your guide as a base – thanks for the tip re HopStop too – I’m sure that will prove invaluable!! A small line about how to get a ticket would be great – vending machines inside the subway I believe …

    Its a little hard to fully evaluate the guide without putting it into full practice. I’m very very much looking forward to visiting your amazing city!!!!!

    Cheers
    Lorna 🙂

  35. Awesome guide. I was looking for something I can give to a group of parents going to NYC for the first time. Very very helpful!!

    -Scott

  36. Melissa,
    These NYC resources are just terrific – perfect for my iPad and my husband’s iPhone 6. Graphics are of high quality, and you’ve compiled all kinds of information and tips for tourists. Thank you!

  37. Hi Melissa:

    I just printed off the guide packet. I am so excited!! My daughter is a senior in high school and she chose NYC as her senior spring break!! Your guide looks to be the perfect solution to our trip-planning and comfort in The Big Apple. We can hardly wait!

    Thank you for putting together such a wonderful guide.
    – Jennifer

  38. Wow…after so much web search!!! At last some great tips, info maps etc …all in one!!! We will now be so ready for NYC…Thanx to you Melissa!!!

  39. OMG, you have written exactly what I was looking for!! Thank you so much!! Absolutely perfect!!!! Please don’t take a trip to New York without this guide!!!!

  40. The NYC Insider Guide seems to be a very handy tool for me, as I’ll have my first experience in NYC during next fall and I had no idea of many of the tips given in this guide in order to have the greatest time ever in the Big Apple. Thanks for helping me planning my trip.

    Sincerely, Thiago.

  41. Thanks Melissa. Very well put together. We are coming over later this winter. Weather here is 38C – a bit warmer than NY weather at the moment. The information is well laid out and all in one place. Excellent work and easy to read. All the tips and maps are great. Love the individual section maps and info for each area in Manhattan.
    Many Thanks, Wayne, Australia

  42. Thanks, Melissa! I just printed out your guide and love it! My boyfriend and I are heading to NYC for 5 days on Saturday. I go to NYC a lot and am grateful I found your guide. It is GREAT! Thanks so much! – Lindsay

  43. Hi Melissa,

    You’ve definitely put a lot of work into creating both the book and bonus maps. I can’t wait to take all my information to New York this December and feel like I know what I’m doing. Thanks for making me feel like the “Leader of the Pack”!

  44. REALLY??? This is a lifesaver! I’m too ADD-riddled to ever have been able to compile all this info in a useful way. Thanks to these tools, our 3 short days in NYC will be spent just how we want with no time wasted. I really can’t say enough good things. To anyone on the fence about this purchase…it truly is the best $20 you can spend and will probably save you way more than that in time alone.

  45. Melissa,

    I have to say I thought I was wasting my money when I brought your guides, but was I surprised. They are definitely worth the price. Your site is an excellent place to start when planning a trip to New York. Yes, you can find this information on the internet by spending hours visiting all the different web sites, but why do that when you can just come here and get your guides. My wife took one look at your guides and said, “Wow, I wasted several days getting this same information and here it is, all in these guides.” So I’m glad I stumbled across your site, because your guides and the other information on your site will be a big help in planning our upcoming trip to New York City in December.
    -Jonathan

  46. Hi, Melissa. I wanted to thank you for the Insiders Guide you created. The maps are extremely helpful, as are the transit tips that you have throughout and the breakdowns of each neighborhood. I’ve been to NYC a few times before, but it’s been a while and your guide is like a refresher course. Thank you for creating it. I’m not sure what else there is to add in the Bonus, but I’m curious now. Thanks again! – Jen White

  47. Really like the layout and content of your guide Melissa! Looking forward to putting it to good use on our first visit to NYC in November! Thanks, Dave

  48. Hi Melissa,

    I was excited to see a guide with everything in one place. We have short notice for travel and feel that your guide will be very helpful.

    Thank you!
    Connie

  49. The guides are extremely helpful. My Wife and I plan on three days in New York in September and with such limited time we’ve being trying to optimize our New York experience. Your “one stop shop” has not only saved us a lot of time and money in research but will serve to underwrite our trip, providing us with the “biggest bang” for our dollar when we hit the tarmac at JFK Airport in September. Great product! Many thanks.

  50. Hi Melissa! We loved your New York Insider Print Guide – so much information, and so much to see and do. It has been invaluable in helping us plan our 4 days in your fine city, but we will barely scratch the surface in that time. Only 2 days now until we leave for the USA and the excitement is building.

    Kind regards,
    Neil

  51. My daughter and I will be traveling to NYC in a week. We were looking for simple maps so we could plot our days. That is how we found your site. And we are so very happy we did! This is the type of information we were looking for. I love how you have everything by neighborhood. We can just take that page with us when we go and have everything at our fingertips. As you can imagine, it can be very overwhelming. Thank you for making it not so daunting!

  52. Good evening Melissa:

    We have just downloaded the NYC Insider Maps and Guide. Our family will be travelling to your fabulous city from Sydney, Australia in September, so I have been researching and looking for this concise information for the past couple of months. I had even looked at ordering a well-known travel guide book… however luckily for us, I came to your website (looking for NYC maps) last week and have today ordered your maps and guides.

    This will help us immensely as we are definitely after a ‘live-like-a-New-Yorker’ experience rather than bumble around like a typical tourist for our 12 day stay. Your tips, hints and information are easy to absorb and make our plans from – thank you. I look forward to seeing the Bonus Travel guide also and the weekly Newsletters.

    Kindest Regards,
    Michelle & Justin

  53. This guide was very comprehensive. I purchased mostly for the maps, but I could have saved a lot of time if I found you first. A lot of your maps were things I had found free on other sites, but you had everything in one place. Like the summaries in the guide of each area. I am taking a group of students there and need to compile a “cheat sheet” for our trip for out teacher chaperones and this will help. – Anita, Las Vegas

  54. Hi Melissa,

    Three of us are going to NY in June. We are currently in the planning stage of mapping out our days. Your guide has provided us with good information on different dining options. I like how you have it broken down by area, that is a big help.

    Thanks,
    Lee

  55. I purchased the package yesterday. I want to say that it is extremely helpful. Thank you for putting together such a great package.
    – Paula

  56. Great to have everything all in one place instead of needing to search the internet. Maps are great to have so I can plan my trip and won’t need to waste time wandering around looking for something.

  57. Melissa,

    Thank you for your hard work in compiling this guide! It has been a great resource for me as I plan our first annual “girls trip to New York”! I have been to New York before but always with someone who knew what they were doing! This guide will help me be the “leader” this time! Thank you again for making it so easy to navigate your beautiful city!!

    Carolyn

  58. Melissa – I have successfully downloaded both the book and the bonus maps and I am very impressed with all the research you did. I am not a novice to New York, but I know that this time I will be very well-prepared for the visit thanks to you! I can’t wait! Thank you for putting this book together. Going to go read some more about New York now!!

  59. So Much More Than I Expected! Thanks Melissa, there is a lot info in your guide that would have taken me awhile to find on my own, if ever !

  60. Absolutely What I Was Looking For ! Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for this guide. My bf and I are coming from Australia to New York for the first time this July and this is absolutely what I was looking for in terms of “need to know information”. You have a done a great job It practically has taken all the stress out of planning what we are going to do and will make sure we don’t miss anything. So thank you.