I'm excited to be the photographer of two new guidebooks to New York and Broooklyn, Wendy Lubovich's 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss and John Major's 111 Places in Brooklyn That You Must Not Miss. A year in the making, these are unlike any NY guides you've seen before.
Have you recently moved to New York? Have you lived in New York for years? Do you want to know about the museums and places you didn't know about, or want to dig deeper into the museums and places you do know something about? Do you have out-of-town visitors to shepherd around—visitors who are really curious or visitors who think they know everything there is to know about the city? These are the books for you.
Are you thinking of visiting New York? Already planning a visit? If you're a traveller, and not a tourist, and are looking for the unusual, the funky, the lesser known museums and places to explore, start your journey here.
Wendy Lubovich's 111 Museums in New York includes a museum devoted to locks, many timed and filigreed. You can ride a tricycle with square wheels. Plan an escape to a museum devoted to Houdini. Take the A train to see Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis's sax. See a early tattoo instruments (and get a tattoo if you want). Look at and through 40,000 sketchbooks. Check out some outsider art. And insider art. 111 Museums in New York includes museums in all 5 boroughs, from the major museums to the tiny museums founded and run by people passionate about a subject.
John Major's 111 Places in Brooklyn includes things you've probably never thought of. A school for fire-jugglers. A bar and wax museum in one. A kosher pizza and wine bar. A radio station in a shipping container. A music venue in a former sawdust factory. A distillery that uses New York grains. A tiny park you can leap over with a single bound. The church where Al Capone got married. Middle-eastern markets. 111 Places in Brooklyn has something for everybody, from kids to jaded adults, from quiet places of contemplation to raucous burlesque venues.
Available at your local bookstore, or order from Amazon or your favorite online bookseller.