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Free eBook NFT (Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago) (2004) download ISBN: 0974013129
Author: Jane Pirone
Publisher: Not for Tourists Inc (December 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: United States
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Not For Tourists (abbreviated NFT) is a series of guides to major cities. Unlike traditional tourist guide books, NFT guides are designed for people who live in or commute to their subject cities. As such, they differ in several ways from the typical guide book. In addition to highlighting landmarks, restaurants, bars, stores, and so on, NFT guides point out "essentials" like supermarkets, parking lots, pharmacies, and banks.

Published October 15th 2004 by Not for Tourists (first published January .

Published October 15th 2004 by Not for Tourists (first published January 2003). NFT Not For Tourists Guide To Chicago 2005 (Not For Tourists). 097401317X (ISBN13: 9780974013176). Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Not for TouristsTM Guide to Chicago 2005. com User, December 30, 2004. NFT - Chicago is the one book to carry around in your backpack as you cruise the city - but pay attention to the title. It really is not for tourists. This was my bible when I moved to Chicago 2 years ago. It has both practical information (such as video stores, post offices, bus and train routes) on detailed neighborhood maps, as well as shopping and cuisine listings. I used it, and recommend it, constantly. It was far more helpful than any other city guide I tried, and over time, I knew the city well enough to put it away!

Published December 2003 by Langenscheidt Publishers.

A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the Windy City

A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the Windy City. This brand-new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering quick snapshots of each neighborhood from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through and you’ll immediately notice the difference from the classic NFT series. This lovely guide includes everything from restaurants, bars, shopping, and Chicago’s art scene to information on hotels, airports, banks, transportation, and landmarks.

Book by Not for Tourists. Series: Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago. Both of us had visited Chicago multiple times and knew the very basics but realized we needed more guidance in navigating the streets and making our way through the maze of information we were finding online regarding apartments and neighborhoods. The Not for Tourists Guide was the best investment we have made since deciding to move (excluding the fantastic Bucktown loft we ended up choosing). The main thing is, there's a lot more maps.

There's a ton of essential information in this Not For Tourists Guide. Featuring clear, easy-to-read maps and graphics, listings of key services, restaurants, shops, schools, entertainment venues, public transportation, parks, pull out maps and more. Library descriptions.

NFT - Chicago is the one book to carry around in your backpack as you cruise the city - but pay attention to the title. The first thing to do with this book when you get it is to spend the time to walk through it, particularly through the chapters beyond the maps, and most particularly through the "Arts and Entertainment" sections. Once you've done that, then get acquainted with how the maps work by looking at a map of a neighborhood you know well.

Who said that native intelligence can't be bought? Whether you're just moved into the neighborhood or you've been there for 20 years, there's a ton of essential information in the Not For Tourists Guide. Featuring clear, easy-to-read maps and graphics, NFT Guides of major cities put everything residents need to take advantage of the wealth of local services and resources at their fingertips.
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Malahelm
NFT - Chicago is the one book to carry around in your backpack as you cruise the city - but pay attention to the title. It really is not for tourists.

The first thing to do with this book when you get it is to spend the time to walk through it, particularly through the chapters beyond the maps, and most particularly through the "Arts and Entertainment" sections. Once you've done that, then get acquainted with how the maps work by looking at a map of a neighborhood you know well. Never mind that it might not include your favorite corner bar or hot dog stand. Just get to understand how it works with an area you know.

Once you've made friends with the book, then start using it as you walk, ride the "L", or drive in the city. The street maps are very good and each map identifies key places in the neighborhood.

Each neighborhood map has a listing next to the map tells you about neighborhood Banks, Car Washes, Gas Sations, Hospitals, Landmarks, Libraries, Parking, Pharmacies, Pizza places, Post Offices, Schools, Supermarkets, Coffee Shops, Gyms, Hardware Stores, Liquor Stores, Nightlife Spots, Pet Shops, Restaurants, Shopping Locations and Video Rental Stores - but, of course, only if the neighborhood has, say, a bank in it.

I have two minor complaints about this volume. The first is that I wish the North/South/East/West location markers ("3200W," "4000N") were more bolded and more frequent. Second, I would love to have an overall index of places so that, for example, if I could not remember which neighborhood Hopleaf is in, I could go to the general index and locate its map reference.

But I'm just whining. It's a very well organized, well informed, and surprisingly complete piece of work for a list price of $16.95.

By the way - be sure you're buying the most recent version, since it's published each year. If you buy one of the older ones, places like Millennium Park won't be in it. And, as the book itself points out, "The Chicago restaurant scene has exploded in recent years. . . .Lately it seems that trendy new hotspots are popping up by the minute." This, of course, cuts both ways, and the book is careful to point out some of what's closed and gone as well as what's new and hot; but the moral here is that last year's book might be very much out of date.

Finally, while this book on its own will get you where you need to go, I would recommend, if you need something to supplement it, that you get the latest Zagat for Chicago.
Jare
Awesome!
Lynnak
When i lived in Chicago, i found myself resorting to this book for history, things to do, etc. Now it is just used as a coffee table book but people seem interested to look at it!
Manazar
As a house-hunter in Chicago, this was a very useful guide for figuring out how far it was to the grocery store & train station from various houses. It even has nice maps of the commuter train system extending out to the western suburbs, down to Indiana, and up to Wisconsin. It's also good for orienting yourself before visiting friends in an unfamiliar neighborhood when traveling by public transit.
The book's major failing is that it doesn't cover the west and south neighborhoods in the City even though it covers the suburbs of Oak Park and Evanston. (Nothing in the book is further out than about 3200 west or 63rd street to the south, and it cuts out almost everything found to the southwest of a diagonal line running from the south edge of Logan Square to the west edge of Washington Park.) Maybe the creators of the book thought that the demographic that would be buying the book wouldn't be interested in reading about Beverly or Edison Park. Nevertheless, I recommend the book.
Yndanol
This guide is honestly, pretty useless. Any Tom, Dick or Harry knows about Wrigleyville, Boystown, and well, the rest of Lakeview. Anyone can tell you that the heart of Lincoln Park is, well, Lincoln Avenue. But, why, for the life of me, can't I find much on Bridgeport? Mayor Daley liked it well enough, but, hey, The NFT guys can't be bothered with the facts. Where's anything west of Western? I guess Humboldt Park and Albany Park aren't worth the time. Which is too bad, because it completely leaves out mention of some of the best bars and music clubs in the city, not to mention, some of the easiest to navigate streets. If you're a tourist looking for lowest common denominator style travel books, then yes, I guess the NFT is a little better than average. But when I saw how useless this thing was when a freshly moved in friend bought one, I knew that this is for tourists...and tourists only. You're better off with the Irreverent Guide. Heck, they might actually list an address for The Empty Bottle...
Joni_Dep
I work for an Apartment Management & Rental Service in Chicago & I HIGHLY reccommend this book for anyone who is (or maybe just thinking about) moving here! Everything from Transit (the trains can stump newcomers) to the local grocery to yummy eateries & trendy shopping boutiques are listed in clear, accurate, easy-to-read & follow maps. The Maps are divided into nieghborhhods with concise discriptions (& sometimes apt criticism) that can help you find a place to live... or just a place to hang out this weekend. Everyone who's bought one has been grateful for it's usefulness... and never has to ask where the nearest movie theater (or rental store) is!