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From Japanese breakfasts, art supplies, used books, and wisteria (free for the eating in Central Park) to punk rope, volunteer opportunities, storefront museums and subway musicians, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC has it all. To hell with iPhone apps! Over fifty New York-based zine and indie comics publishers contributed listings and illustrations to supplement the recommendations of Ayun Halliday, Chief Primatologist of The East Village Inky zine and author of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late.
Why watch the parade when you can march in it? The Zinester’s Guide to NYC wholeheartedly encourages its readers to guest bartend, play bike polo in Sara Roosevelt Park, create public parks in metered parking spaces, and submit the 5-minute movies they shoot on the boardwalk to next year's Coney Island Film Festival. Pocket-sized and user friendly, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC is an indispensable resource for both first-time visitors and New Yorkers of longstanding, a personal history, and a window through which armchair travelers can experience this town.
Zine publishers, Crafters, and those on the prowl for one-of-a-kind NYC souvenirs will find tons of listings to help them on their way. Look out! We may send you to deepest Brooklyn. Some categories particularly dear to our heart:
Art & Office Supplies
Bookstores that Carry Zines
Volunteer Opportunities (Fresh Art Sock Monkey Sewing Circle, anyone?)
Scribble in the margins! Sketch the subway passenger seated opposite you. The ZG2NYC is paper for a reason.
But why take my word for it when there are celebrities and travel experts glowing on record:
If I could still walk the streets of New York among my People, I would use this truly funny and truly affordable guidebook. It kicks ass.
- Stephen Colbert
Any old guide book can tell you how to get to the Statue of Liberty, but the ZG2NYC tells you where to go for punk rock rope skipping. In Queens. It makes me want to go climb on decommissioned ships in Staten Island right now, but I can't because I'm in a cocktail dress at 10 AM.
- Alex McCord, Real Housewife of New York City
An old school pleasure, the travel equivalent of a lovingly assembled mix tape--useful and full of surprises.
- Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding
If you do everything in this book, you will be more of a New Yorker than even the New Yorkiest New Yorker in New York.
- Matt Gross, New York Times Frugal Traveler
256 pages, 5.5" x 7", ISBN 978-1-934620-46-5
(NOTE: this item ships via media mail...if buying zines along w/ the ZG2NYC, please let me know if you would like them to ship separately, in which case, they will likely arrive ahead of the book)