Having passed the five-year anniversary since the tragedy of September 11th 2001, New York City looks forward to a brighter future. Constructions on the Freedom Tower and the memorial, Reflecting Absence, as well as a host of other development projects in the Financial District, are underway. Tourism is booming, too, with record number of visitors being reported for 2006, with roughly 5,000 new hotel rooms in the works through the end of 2007. Manhattan, with its glittering skyline, chic restaurants, world-famous museums and historic sights continues to draw millions of people from around the globe. As publisher of the city’s definitive cultural listings magazine, Time Out is uniquely positioned to keep visitors up to speed on all things New York. Visitor basics are here — accommodations from haute to humble; dining from fine to funky; and party destinations for every taste — all in a user-friendly design. Illustrated chapters celebrate the city’s fascinating history and architecture. A close-up look at Ground Zero reveals a thriving neighborhood bustling with tourists, restaurants, and bars. Delightful walks mapped point-to-point highlight intriguing local lore and legend.