Author(s): Alexandra Carroll
New York is an extraordinary city. A place of pilgrimage for world travelers, it's a dream destination for the serious culture buff, style hunter and aesthetically minded wanderer. In this inspiring guide, Alexandra Carroll takes you beyond the well-known facades and into the depths of Manhattan and Brooklyn, seeking out the very best the city has to offer: galleries large and small, the best bookstores, the locals' favourite flea markets, jaw-dropping fashion and accessory emporiums, and must-visit eateries. Guided walks take you on a tour through the city's most enchanting neighbourhoods: you'll find clusters of vintage clothing stores in East Village, streets of galleries around Chelsea, unforgettable Art Deco architecture in Midtown East, and gorgeous mid-nineteenth century houses in Brooklyn Heights. Stunningly photographed and designed, New York will help you to navigate the grid and discover the aesthetic pleasures that make this city endlessly enticing and fascinating.
Alexandra Carroll has worked in publishing and print media for nearly 20 years. She has written for and edited magazines including black + white, HQ, Australian Style and Studio Collections, writing mainly about photography, pop culture, art, fashion and people. Alexandra has been a frequent traveller to New York since her first visit in 1994.