Pre-travel: this is the first time I will visit NY, and it is also the first time I am booking all by myself (not thru a travel agency). This book was a great help; it has all the information I need. The book is divided in zones and it also has maps. It tells the reader what to do in one day in each zone, so it helps me to book the tours. The book is not big nor thick; it is excellent for travel.