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My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers…

My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places

by Jeryl Brunner

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My City, My New York by Jeryl Brunner (my interview, http://savvyverseandwit.com/2011/12/interview-with-jeryl-brunner-author-of-my-ci...) is the perfect companion for a trip to the Big Apple -- New York City -- because it is a collection of hidden treasures from the celebrities, icons, foodies, and authors who live there. Broken into seven sections -- Secret Gardens & Hidden Spaces, Central Park: Acres of Green; New York Eats; Nocturnal New York; Saunters, Strolls, Sails, Rides & Rambles; Stores, Street Fairs, Boutiques & Bargains; and Superstar Structures, Sexy Spaces, Beatific Bridges & Arty Pockets -- it is the epitome of an insider's look at one of the largest and most intriguing cities in the world. Clearly Brunner is right when she says in the introduction, "Most New Yorkers have rituals that connect them to their city in unique and personal ways" (page xiii); and we all have those rituals and personal connections to our home cities and even the cities and towns we grew up in.

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What do famous people love to do during their free time in the Big Apple?

Most New Yorkers, even famous ones, have cherished rituals and favorite places that connect them to their city in unique ways. They have their beloved restaurants, museums, parks, galleries, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. It may be watching tango dancers on Saturday nights in Central Park. Or riding a bike over the Brooklyn Bridge for a slice of Grimaldi's pepperoni pizza and a view of the Manhattan skyline from across the East River. Perhaps it entails choosing from the many varieties of bread at Rock Hill Bake House in the Union Square Greenmarket or simply walking across 46th Street and ending up at Joe Allen, the great Broadway hangout.

So imagine a book in which Matthew Broderick shares his favorite bike ride. Nora Ephron describes where she buys discounted roses in every imaginable color. Edward Norton reveals his favorite restaurant. Daniel Boulud describes his favorite pizza joint and where he buys cheese. My City, My New York lets you experience the city as some of your favorite New Yorkers do and get a peek into parts of the town that they hold dear.

In a refreshing step beyond the usual travel guides and tourist listings,My City, My New York quotes VIPs and gives readers something truly unique: a chance to experience the city the way some of its most notable residents do. The activities and establishments included are diverse, often eclectic, and, most-importantly, nonexclusive--you don't need to be a celebrity to enjoy them.

While offering new and creative possibilities for exploration, My City, My New York is also a love letter to the Big Apple and will touch even the most jaded New Yorkers.

Celebrities include:

- Matthew Broderick
- Woody Allen
- Tina Fey
- Bette Midler
- Joan Rivers
- Donald Trump
- Chris Noth
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg
- Alex Rodriguez
- And many more...

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