New York is the most varied and lively city in the world. This guide explores the transformation of Manhattan into an innovative district with ecologically sustainable buildings; ventures into the soul food restaurants of Harlem where celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment dine; investigates the trendy Tribeca district, known for its refurbished industrial buildings, now residential lofts; admires the bohemian-chic style of Chelsea; and visits magnificent museums from the Metropolitan to MOMA, Guggenheim, and the Natural History Museum. Itineraries on foot, with maps and descriptions of the sites and sights: through the cast-iron buildings of SoHo in Greenwich Village, through the parks of the Upper West Side and Brooklyn Heights. Excursions along unusual itineraries, to discover West Point, the historical residence of the Hudson River Valley, and the vineyards of Long Island. The suggestions come from expert connoisseurs of New York and include destinations you absolutely must visit.