Author(s): Alana Stone
Analogue Guides are a series of curated city guidebooks featuring high-quality, low-key venues distilled through the lens of the neighborhood. Each neighborhood is complemented by a concise set of sophisticated listings, including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and serendipitous finds, all illustrated with photographs. The listings are supplemented by user-friendly maps to facilitate navigation of the cityscape. By highlighting aspects of the urban patina frequently lost under the corporate veil of large restaurant groups and ubiquitous chains, the mood and feel of each unique city is captured. The result is a compact, efficient manual celebrating the ingenuity of the contemporary metropolis.New York has captured the imagination of would-be New Yorkers across the globe for generations. Its contemporary incarnation is perhaps best captured by the Meatpacking District, where the prostitutes and meat handlers of Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction" have given way to a mix of high-end fashion retail and entertainment. Sweep aside the gloss and gimmickry, however, and New York unveils the innumerable treasures of its contemporary self--Downtown's excellent coffee outlets, world-class theatre and off-the-beaten-track arts, the classy dining establishments of Midtown's power set, and Brooklyn's top-notch locavore fare. The guide provides a shortlist of the best of all of this.
Alana Stone is a wine specialist with an editorial background. She is fluent in five languages and has lived in eight countries. She lives in New York City.