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Taxi drivers have been known to jack up the fare by taking a circuitous route between point A and point B. Know enough about where you’re going to know that something’s wrong if you hop in a cab at Sixth Avenue and 57th Street to go to the Empire State Building (Fifth Ave. ), say, and you suddenly find yourself on Ninth Avenue. On the other hand, listen to drivers who propose an alternate route. These guys spend 8 or 10 hours a day on these streets, and they know them well—where the worst midday traffic is, where Con Ed has dug up an intersection that should be avoided.
0 Broadway St. so n t. qxd 26 10/20/05 2:19 PM Page 26 C H A P T E R 2 . G E T T I N G TO K N OW N E W YO R K C I T Y The Lower East Side The Lower East Side boasts the best of both old and new New York: Witness the stretch of Houston between Forsyth and Allen streets, where Yoneh Shimmel’s Knish Shop sits shoulder-to-shoulder with the city’s newest art-house cinema—and both are thriving. The neighborhood makes a fascinating itinerary stop for both nostalgists and nightlife hounds. Still, the blocks well south of Houston can be grungy in spots, so walk them with confidence and care after dark.
Newspapers & Magazines There are three major daily newspapers: the New York Times, the Daily News, and the New York Post. For details on where to find arts and entertainment listings, see “Publications” under “Visitor Information” in “Orientation,” earlier in this chapter. If you want to find your hometown paper, visit Universal News & Magazines, at 234 W. , between 57th and 58th streets (& 212/459-0932); or Hotalings News Agency, 624 W. , between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues (& 212/974-9419). Or try the Hudson newsdealers, located in Grand Central Terminal, at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, and Penn Station, at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue.