MY NEW YORK MAP
shows places, such as restaurants and copy centers, near the Hotel Wolcott. I developed
this map to help you plan your stay in New York.
B & B NEW YORK
||I would strongly recommend
purchasing the B & B City Streets: New York City: City Center Map (Berndtson
& Berndtson are the authors). This map can be found at Barnes & Nobles
(Birmingham; near the Hoover Galleria). I have been stranded too many times in foreign
cities by inadequate maps. This series of maps simply does it right - no improvements
The B & B Map is laminated and
can easily be folded many different ways. It shows every street,
no matter how small. It lists bus lines, subway lines, and even buildings, such as the Met
Life building and the Mid-Manhattan Library.
|Another cool feature
of the map is that major areas of Manhattan receive their own little section. There are
zoomed-in maps of Midtown and the Financial District with amazing detail. Best of all, it
only costs $6.95. If you are interviewing in other major U.S. cities or even international
cities, I would suggest that you look for maps by B & B City Streets or of comparable
GOUSHA: FASTMAP: NEW YORK CITY
||The Gousha Map can also be
purchased at Barnes & Nobles. The subway lines are depicted for all the boroughs of
New York. This puts the Gousha Map at an advantage to the B & B Map when it comes to
subways. The B & B Map does have a general subway map on the back, though.
However, the B & B Map and the FREE subway and bus
maps distributed by the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) make for a better combination
than one with the Gousha Map. Besides, I found that you will very quickly learn the
subway lines and stops, needing to only occasionally reference the map.
FREE MTA SUBWAY
AND BUS MAPS
||Subway and bus maps, timetables,
and other information may be obtained for free by sending a stamped,
self-addressed business-size envelope for each request to the New York Metropolitan
Transit Customer Assistance
370 Jay Street - Room 712K
Brooklyn, NY 11201
You can also view subway maps and
bus maps on the MTA web
PLASTIC WALLET MAPS
||Plastic wallet maps are available
from Anton Miles Co. for major cities like New
York, San Francisco, and Atlanta. They are neat oddities with some value as a memory
USING THE MAPS FOR PREPARATION
While at home, locate each building you will need in NYC by
using Mapquest and the street
address guide. Then put small sticky dots or strips, such as those cut from
Avery-brand disk or address labels, on the map to indicate the location of the building.
Write numbers on each of the sticky dots to use with a legend.
Make a legend sheet with the label numbers of the
corresponding firms or places such as a particular store (Kinko's, Staples, etc.).
Finally, put a dot of color on the map labels to make them visible to your eye since you
want the labels to be small enough to keep from covering up street names. If you have
trouble seeing the sticky dots then run your hand over the map and you can easily feel
After a few uses, you will quickly learn where certain
buildings are without constantly cross-referencing the numbers to the legend sheet.
My Map of the Area Around Hotel Wolcott
The NYC Street Address Guide