The lights, the sounds, the energy: New York City is the quintessential American city, an always exciting, constantly changing destination that travelers visit over and over. Fodor's New York City 2015, with rich color photos throughout, captures the universal appeal of world-renowned museums, iconic music venues, the lights of Broadway spectacles, and, of course, the vast array of gastronomic delights. NEW THIS EDITION: This new edition of Fodor's New York City includes top new restaurant and hotel recommendations for Manhattan and growing coverage of Brooklyn, from hip and happening Williamsburg to leafy Fort Greene. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color, magazine-style features on quintessential New York City landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and Central Park make planning any trip a snap. A spotlight on local food trends highlights what's hot and what will never go out of fashion. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Features on top attractions, free things to do, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a vacation. Best Bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color neighborhood maps; and tips on buying Broadway tickets, how to get tickets for to sit in a TV audience, or scouting out the best shopping give easy access to the best New York City has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Paris offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. VALUE ADD PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along New York City map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.