Zinester's Guide to NYC The Last Wholly Analog Guide to NYC

Ayun Halliday (Author)


Publisher: Microcosm
Binding: pb
Pages: 249
Released: January 11, 2010
ISBN-13: 9781934620465

A top-to-bottom, on-the-cheap, warts-and-all exploration of the city that never sleeps. Whether you're looking for scam-able coffee or a place to grab a Japanese breakfast, art supplies, volunteer opportunities, or a four-story Korean bathhouse, the ZG2NYC has it all. Anecdotal and opinionated, the ZG2NYC has listings from over twenty New York-based zine publishers, toiling under the benevolent umbrella of Ayun Halliday (Chief Primatologist of The East Village Inky zine, author of No Touch Monkey!)

"The best way to experience the city is to really participate in it," Halliday says. "Why watch the parade when you can march in it? People should know that they can guest bartend, play bike polo in Sara Roosevelt Park, create a public park in a parking space on National Park(ing) Day, and submit the five-minute movies they shoot on the boardwalk to next year's Coney Island Film Festival." Just like the popular Zinester's Guide to Portland, the pocket-size NYC book is divided into illustrated, user friendly sections (Bars! Pizza! Historic buildings! Veggie options! Open mics! Craft supplies! The keys to low-budget NYC romance!) that give up the goods for first-timers and native New Yorkers alike.

"If I could still walk the streets of New York among my People, I would use this truly funny and truly affordable guide book. It kicks ass." —Stephen Colbert
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