How To Find Old New York

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The original How To Find Old New York was among the first Herb Lester guides. It was for many years a firm favourite of ours and of our customers. In the time since we published it, much has changed - some places have closed, others have modernised, some have let standards slip. And so we’re delighted to present a thoroughly updated guide, featuring 45 of the finest extant examples of Old New York. A guide revealing yesterday’s city today!

Here you’ll find history and oodles of character: weathered saloons with a century of service; blazing neon signage; a restaurant with a relish tray, gratis; smoked fish that becomes the object of obsession; pastrami and matzoh ball soups that inspire fierce partisanship; the quintessential pizza; bookstores and newsstands; a candy shop and a pickle emporium, and no management consultants to optimise the brand. These are not the destinations you’ll see in every guide - you know all those. They’re spots that hit the mark of time gracefully or disgracefully, in our book of favourites. Here is our beloved Old New York, the city we can still find despite the whims of fashion. 

How To Find Old New York appears in a new, fold-out format, which concertinas to reveal 10 A5 panels, all litho-printed in England on sturdy yet luxurious 300gsm stock.

Written by Jon Hammer and Karen McBurnie
Design by Jim Datz