Down the Years | J'Ouvert '95 | '96
Event Calendar | '96-97 Visitor's Webguide
NEW FOR '97: '96 Award Winners '97 Event Schedule
www.carnaval.com New York & Brooklyn
NEW YORK WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL
Labor Day Weekend, August 28 to September 1, 1997
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN
Visitor's WebGuide to New York &Brooklyn
Metrobeat New York, the comprehensive database
site, is such a singular hit, that it's model is going
national. However, if you like the concept of surfing and
building webs of links, you can get a sense of what the
world's cultural capital is capable
of by checking out the 30,000-plus links at AllNY, including a large Caribbean/African American
The official New York City Web Site is very good and includes a
list of 15 more of these general guides.
PLACES TO STAY:This is the best list of New York City Hotel Web Services. Express Reservations reps several Manhattan hotels and give excellent service. For a good deal on short-term apartment rental try A Hospitality Company. For Bed & Breakfast do Urban Ventures. Brooklyn, for a metro area of over three million has hardly any hotel rooms, but the Brooklyn Chamber maintains this short list. Not exactly on-line, (modus operandi is e-mail tag) but the largest and fastest growing we hotel booker is Travel Now.
LOCAL MAPS & TRANSPORTATION: Go to Metrobeat for the best (Still not good enough to substitute for a decent printed one) overall set of New York City maps. Try this for subway maps including Brooklyn.
TALK ABOUT IT: Contact the New York Convention & Visitor's Bureau at 212-397-8200 (open 7 days a week) or New York State Tourism Association (1-800-642-5313 and 518-465-4125). They can send you stuff.
THINGS TO DO
PLACES TO EAT: The top guide for Manhatton Restaurants (on or off the web) is Metrobeat w/ over 1500 listings in a powerful database. Noteworthy, too, is the Urban Access Restaurant Guide, with brief reviews and a place to add your own. A cool idea is surfacing at menus.net, where you can actually peruse the menus of many Manhattan eateries (prices 'n all).
PLACES TO DRINK & PLAY: Shade Magazine puts out lots of up-to-date info about the evolving cultural edge of African-American Style, Culture & Night Life. Worldwide web-ites are flocking to the new CYBERCAFES, and the City Reference can deal you URLs for a number of them. If you're into the club scene, Internotes is a super source for melodic meanderings.
CALENDER CONNECTIONS: Metrobeat is hard to beat (watch this space as we try). THEATRE - The three great summer carnival cities (NY, Toronto, London), are also the tops for theatre and Playbill is the world wide web's best site for it.
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