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CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Chapter One 
MY NEW YORK. 9 

Chapter Two 
' GET READY, SET, Go 18 

Chapter Three 
IN THE BAG . . . 39 

Chapter Four 
FIRST DAY IN THE BIG CITY 54 

Chapter Five 
BREAKFAST TO TEA 68 

Chapter Six 
COCKTAILS, DINNER AND No EscoRT 89 

Chapter Seven 
ALL AROUND THE TOWN 102 

Chapter Eight 
PAINLESS IMPROVEMENT 120 

Chapter Nine 
FRANKLY FUN . • 13 5 

Chapter Ten 
SHOPPING WAS NEVER LIKE THIS. 150 

Chapter Eleven 
LADIES ONLY 165 

Chapter Twelve 
AT YOUR SERVICE 176 

Chapter Thirteen 
AND FINALLY THE FAIR 187 

Postscript 199 

Index . . 201 



INDEX 

BEAUTY SALONS 

ALTMAN, B., AND Co., 5th Ave. 
and 34th St., 169 

ANTOINE'S, IN SAKS-FIFTH-AVE-
NUE, 5th Ave. and 49th St., 169 

ARDEN, ELIZABETH, 691 5th Ave. 
(near S4th St.), 57, 167 

Bock, CHARLES, 20 E. 57th St., 
167 

CAESAR0S, 431 5th Ave., 169 
CHARLES OF THB RITZ, Ritz-Carl-
ton Hotel, Madison Ave. and 
46th St., 169 

DENGEL, VERONICA, 19 E. 53rd 
St., 170 

DEUSTER, MARGARET, 160 E. 48th 
St., 170 

EMILE, 21 E. S6th St., 169 
HUDNUT, RICHARD, 693 5th Ave., 

166, 169 
SAGE, PEGGY, 50 E. 57th St., 169 

BUILDINGS 

CHRYSLER BUILDING, 405 Lexing-
ton Ave. (near 42nd St.), 115, 
116 

CITIES SERVICE BUILDING ( 60 
Wall Tower), 106 

CITY HALL, in Gty Hall Park, 107 
CUSTOM HousE, Battery Place, 
105 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, 350 5th 
Ave. (near 34th St.), 115 

FLATIRON BUILDING, 949 Broad-
way (near 5th Ave.), 60 

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, 42nd 
St. and Park Ave., 54, SS, 138 

BUILDINGS, Continued. 
NEws BUILDING, E. 42nd St, 118 
PENNSYLVANIA STATION, 7th 
Ave., 32nd to 33rd Sts., 143 

R. c. A. BUILDING, 30 Rockefeller 
Plaza, 114 

SUB-TREASURY BUILDING, Wall 
and Nassau Sts., 106 

TIMES BUILDING, Broadway and 
7th Ave., 137 

WOOLWORTH BUUDING, 233 
Broadway, 107 

WORLD BUILDING, 40th St. (be-
ffieen Broadway and 6th Ave. ), 
107 

CHURCHES 

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DI-
VINE, llOth St. and Amsterdam 
Ave., 59, 125 

CHRIST CHURCH, Park Ave. and 
60th St., 127 

CHURCH OP ST. MARY THE VIR-
GIN, 139 E. 46th St., 127 

CHURCH OP ST. VINCENT FERRER, 
Lexington Ave. and 66th St, 
127 

COMMUNITY CHURCH, 123 W . 
43rd St., 127 

FIFTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, 5th Ave. and 55th St., 
127 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 12 
W. 12th St. (near 5th Ave.), 
129 

GREEK CATHEDRAL, 319 E. 74th 
St., 127 

LITTLE CHURCH AROUND THE 
CORNER, 1 E. 29th St., 80, 126 

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NEW YORK, FAIR OR NO FAIR 

CHURCHES, Continued. 
MADISON AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, Madison Ave. and 
73rd St., 129 

PLYMourn CHURCH, Orange St. 
(between Hicks and Henry 
Sts.), 111 • 

RrvERSIDB CHURCH, Riverside 
Drive and 122nd St., 59, 127, 
128 

RUSSIAN 0Rrnooox CATHEDRAL, 
105 E. Houston St. (near 2nd 
Ave.), 129 

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH, 
109 E. SOth (near Park Ave.), 
126 

ST. FRANCIS OF AssISI CHURCH, 
135 West 31st St., 127 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, 207 E. 
16th St., 128 

ST. ]AMES CHURCH, Madison Ave. 
and 71st St., 127 

ST. LEo's, E. 28th St., 126 
ST. MARK's IN THE BouwBRIE, 

111 E. 10th St. (near 2nd 
Ave.), 128 

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, 460 
Madison Ave., 57, 126, 133 

TRINITY CHURCH, Broadway and 
Wall St., 105, 128 

GUIDE SERVICE, INFORMA-
TION AND SIGHTSEEING 
TOURS 

Guide Service 
COURIER SERVICE, 30 Rockefeller 
Plaza, 180 

GUIDE ESCORT SERVICE, 116 E. 
58th St., 96 

HmscH, ELEANOR, "The New 
York Companion," E. 49th St., 
178 

"ONE THOUSAND AND ONE SERV· 
ICES," 541 5th Ave., 178 

Information 
"ABOUT-THE-CITY" BUR.EAU, 
Waldorf-Astoria, 50th St. and 
Park Ave., 177 

GUIDE SERVICE, INFORMATION 
AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS, Con-
tinued. 

COURIER SERVICE, Slst St., Asso-
ciated Press Building, 177 

CUE, 6 E. 39th St., 177 
DAILY NEws, 220 E. 42nd St., 
177 

MARSHALL, JEAN, New Weston 
Hotel, Madison Ave, and 50th 
St., 178 

Sightseeing Tours 
Air Tours 
AMERICAN Am LINES, 45 Vander-
bilt Ave., 143 

NEWARK AlR SERVICE, 143 
WHITNEY, 0. ]., Co., 9 Rocke-
feller Plaza, 143 

Automobile and Bus Tours 
GRAY LINE TOURS, 59 W. 36th 
St., 61, 189 

HER1Z·DRIV-UR-SELF COMPANY, 
43 Vanderbilt Ave., 181 

ROYAL BLUE LINE, Hotel Mc-
Alpin, Broadway and 34th St., 
61 

Boat Tours 
CENTRAL RAILROAD FERRY, Cedar 

St., 110 
HUDSON RrvER DAY LINE, 303 
W. 42nd St., 109 

NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING YACHTS, 
at The Battery, 109 

Planned Tours 
"NEW YoRK CAREER TouRS," 
353 W. 57th St. (offered by the 
American Woman's Associa-
tion), 182 

"SIDEWALK TOURS," 751/i Bed-
ford St., 179 

"TECHNICAL INTERPRETATION 
TouRS," Courier Service, 181 

HOTELS 

ALLERTON, 132 E. 57th St. (near 
Lexington Ave.), 30 

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INDEX 

HOTELS, Continued. 
AMERICAN WOMAN'S AssoCIA-
TION CLUBHOUSE, 353 W . 57th 
St., 30, 31 

BARBIZON CLUB FOR WOMEN, 
Lexington Ave. and 63rd St., 
30, 31 

BREVOORT, 5th Ave. and 8th St., 
60 

DEVON, 70 W. 55th St., 29 
FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, 5th Ave. 
and 9th St., 27 

GLADSTONE, 114 E. 52nd St., 29 
HALF MooN HOTEL, Coney Is-
land, 141 

HOTEL BoSSERT, 98 Montague St., 
111 

HOTEL TEN PARK AVENUE, 10 
Park Ave. (near 34th St.), 28 

NEW WESTON HOTEL, Madison 
Ave. and 50th St., 28, 178 

PLAZA, 5th Ave. and 59th St., 24 
RITZ-CARLTON, Madison Ave. and 

46th St., 24 
RoosEVELT, Madison Ave. and 
45th St., 170 

ST. REGIS, 5th Ave. and 55th St., 
24 

SULGRAVE, 60 E. 67th St. (near 
Park Ave.), 30 

TUDOR, 304 E. 42nd St., 6 
TUSCANY, 120 E. 39th St., 28 
w ALDORF-AsTORIA, 50th St. and 
Park Ave., 24, 171 

WINSLOW, 45 E. 55th St. (near 
Madison Ave.), 30 

MISCELLANEOUS PLACES 
OF INTEREST 

BowERY, THE, Chatham Square to 
E. 4th Ave., 111 

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, Cumber-
land St., 118 

CASTLE GARDEN, 46 West St., 105 
CHINATOWN, Mott St. from Bay-
ard to Chatham Square, 113 

Crvlc CENTER, 107 

MISCELLANEOUS PLACES OP IN-
TEREST, Continued. 

CLOISTERS, THE, Fort Tryon Park, 
134 

FULTON FISH MARKET, 112 
GHETTO, THB, Houston and 
Chrystie Sts., 113 

GREENWICH VILLAGE, 60 
HARLEM, 120th St., 114 
NATIONAL BROADCASTING COM-

PANY, 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 
Rockefeller Center, 116 

PALISADES, THE, 58, 109 
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, 5th Ave. 
and 49th St., 57, 116 

SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE, 25 South 
St., 105 

STOCK EXCHANGE, THE, 11 Wall 
St., 106 

WHOLESALE DrsTRICT, 7th Ave. 
(near 42nd St.), 113 

MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES 
Al'<'D LIBRARIES 

AMERICAN MUSEUM OP NATU-
RAL HISTORY, Central Park 
West and 77th St., 123 

AQUARIUM, Battery Park, 104 
BACHE ART COLLECTION, 814 5th 
Ave., 123 

FRICK COLLECTION, 1 E. 70tb St., 
120 

GRAGE MANSION, 86tb St. (in 
Carl Schurz Park), 184 

HAYDEN PLANETARIUM, Slst St. 
and Central Park West, 124 

]UMEL MANSION, Edgecombe 
Ave. and 160th St., 184 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 
5th Ave. and 82nd St., 122 

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 14 W. 
49th St. (Rockefeller Center), 
116 

MUSEUM OF SOENCE AND IN-
DUSTRY, 30 Rockefeller Plaza 
(Rockefeller Center) , 116, 118 

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NEW YORK, FAIR OR NO FAIR 

MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES AND 
LIBRARIES, Continued. 

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN IN-
DtAN, Broadway and 155th St., 
184 

MUSEUM OF THE HISPANIC SO-
CIETY OF AMERICA, Broadway 
and 156th St., 123 

PuBLIC LIBRARY, 5th Ave. and 
40th St., 57 

ROOSEVELT HOUSE, 28 E. 20th St., 
114 

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERI-
CAN ART, 10 W . 8th St., 183 

RES"(AURANTS AND TEA 
ROOMS 

ALEXANDRA, 8 E. 49th St., 78 
ALGONQUIN, 59 W. 44th St., 77 
ARMANOOS, 54 E. 55th St., 90 
BLUE BOWL, 157 E. 48th St., 79 
BowMAN RooM, Biltmore Hotel, 
Madison Ave. and 43rd St., 93 

BREVOORT HOTEL, 5th Ave. and 
8th St., 71, 90, 94 

BRITISH BUILDING ROOF GARDEN, 
80 

CAFE FRAN<;:AIS, 326 w. 45th St. 
(Rockefeller Center), 75 

CAFE LOUIS XIV, 15 w. 49th St. 
(Rockefeller Center), 75 

CENTRAL PARK Zoo CAPE, 5th 
Ave. and 64th St., 71 

CHARLES A LA POMME SOUFFLEE, 
157 E. 55th St., 93 

CLAREMONT INN, Riverside Drive 
and !24th St., 70, 81, 128 

CLIPPER, 13 E. 47th St., 79 
EAST INDIA CURRY SHOP, 117 E. 
60th St., 77 

EIGHTY-SIXTH FLOOR TERRACE, 
Empire State Building, 80 

ELIZAllETH REYNOLDS, 15 E. 48th 
St., 91 

ENGLISH GRILL, Rockefeller Cen-
ter, 75 

RESTAURANTS AND TEA ROOMS, 
Continued. 

FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, 5th Ave. 
and 9th St., 90, 94 

FRAUNCES TAVERN, 54 Pearl St. 
(near Broad St.), 107 

GASTON A LA BONNE SOUPE, 44 
W. 55th St., 79 

GIOVANN!"S, 66 E. 55th St., 77 
GOLDEN HORN, 39 E. 51st St., 77 
GRIPSHOLM, 324 E. 57th St., 77 
HAMPSHIRE HOUSE, 150 Central 
Park South, 75 

HAPSBURG HOUSE, 313 E. 55th 
St., 77 

HENRI"s, 15 E. 52nd St., 74 
}ANET OP FRANCE, 237 W. 52nd 

St., 93 
JAPANESE GARDEN, Ritz-Carlton 
Hotel, Madison Ave. ~nd 46th 
St., 80 

JUMBLE SHOP, Greenwich Vil-
lage, 28 W. 8th St., 94 

LAFAYETTE, University Place and 
9th St., 94 

LOMBARDY, 111 E. 56th St., 72 
LONGCHAMPS RESTAURANT, 71, 
90 (12 Restaurants-see Man-
hattan Telephone Directory) 

LOUNGE CAFE, Waldorf-Astaria 
Hotel, 50th St. and Park Ave., 
79, 186 

LuCHow's, 110 E. 14th St., 95 
MADISON, 15 E. 58th St., 72 
MAILLARD's, Madison Ave. and 
47th St., 76 

MARGUERY, Park Ave. and 47th 
St., 73 

MARINE RooF, Bossert Hotel, 
98 Montague St., Brooklyn, 
95 

MARY ELIZABETH'S, 6 E. 37th 
St, 78, 92 

MAYAN RESTAURANT, 16 W. 51St 
St. (Rockefeller Center), 75 

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INDEX 

llEsTAURANTS AND T!!A ROOMS, 
Continued. 

NEW YORK EXCHANGE FOR 
WoMEN's WORK, 541 Madison 
Ave., 92 

PALM COURT, Plaza Hotel, 5th 
Ave. and 59th St., 80 

PALM COURT, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 
Madison Ave. and 46th St., 80 

PERSIAN ROOM, Plaza Hotel, 5th 
Ave. and 59th St., 89 

PROMENADE CAFE, 610 5th Ave. 
(Rockefeller Center), 76 

RAINBOW GRILL (South Lounge), 
R. C. A . Building, 30 Rocke-
feller Plaza, 80 

ROSETTA GORDON, 359 Lexington 
Ave. and 40th St., 79 

ROYAL PALM ROOF, Biltmore Ho-
tel , Madison Ave. & 43rd St., 93 

ST. REGIS HOTEL (Lounge). 5th 
Ave. and 55th St., 80 

SCHRAFFT'S STORES, 72, 78 (28 
StoreJ-Jee Manhattan Te/e: 
phone Directory) 

SERT ROOM, Waldorf-Astoria Ho-
tel , 50th St. & Park Av., 79, 133 

SHERRY'S, Park Ave. and 50th St., 
74 

SUSAN PALMER, w. 49th St. (near 
5th Ave.) , 92 

TAVERN ON THE GREEN, Central 
Park, 67th St. and Central Park 
West, 134 

TERRACE COURT, Waldorf-Astoria 
Hotel, 50th and Park Ave., 79 

THEODORE'S, 4 E. 56th St. (near 
5th Ave.), 74 

THERESE WORTHINGTON GRANT, 
284 Park Ave. (near 49th St.), 
91 

20Vz PELL STREET, 113 
VERSAILLES, 151 E. 50th St., 76 
VOISIN, 375 Park Ave., 75 

RESTAURANTS AND T!!A ROOMS, 
Continued. 

WEYLIN, Madison Ave. and 54th 
St., 90 

ZURICH ROOM, Helena Ruben-
stein's Salon, 715 5th Ave., 78 

STATIJES AND MONU-
MENTS 

CIVIC VmTUE, 107 
CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, 62 
GEORGE W ASH!NGTON, 106 
GEORGE w ASHINGTON, at the 
World's Fair, 192 

GRANT'S TOMB, !22nd St., 56, 59 
HENRY W ARD BEECHER, in Bor-
ough Hall Park, 111 

PROMETHEUS, in Rockefeller Cen-
ter, 57, 116 

STATUE OF LIBERTY, 104, 108 

STORES AND SHOPS 

AIMEE AND SUZANNE, 252 Lex-
ington Ave., 157 

ALTMAN B., AND Co., 5th Ave. 
and 34th St., 28, 151, 155, 157, 
158 

ARNOLD CONSTABLE AND Co., 5th 
Ave. and 40th St., 155 

BENDEL HENRI, INC., 10 W. 57th 
St., 151 

BERGDORF-GOODMAN, 754 5th 
Ave. (near 58th St.), 57, 151 

BEST AND Co., 5th Ave. and 35th 
St., 28, 151, 158 

BLOOMINGDALE BROS., INC., Lex-
ington Ave. and 59th St., 15 5 

BONWIT TELLER, INC., 721 5th 
Ave., 57, 153, 157 

CARNEGIE, HATTIE, 42 E. 49th St., 
151 

CARTIER, INC., 5th Ave. and 52nd 
St., 57 W ANAMAKER's , Broadway and 9th 

St., 78 CHEZ ROSETTE, 10 E. 56th St., 155 

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NEW YORK, FAIR OR NO FAIR 

STORES AND SHOPS, Continued. 
DACHE, LILLY, 78 E. 56th St., 156 
ENGEL, JANE, 1025 Madison Ave., 

155 
FRANKLIN, S1MoN, AND Co., 414 

5th Ave. (near 37th St.), 151 
FREDERICS·]OHN, 501 Madison 
Ave., 156 

GIMBEL BROS., INC., Broadway 
and 33rd St., 151 

KLEIN°S, 4th Ave. and 14th St., 
163 

LORD AND TAYLOR, 5th Ave. and 
38th St., 151, 153, 157, 158 

MACY, R. H ., AND Co., Broadway 
and 34th St., 151 , 156, 157 

MAISON GLASS, 15 E. 47th St., 
158 

MArucs, ALICE, 6 E. 52nd St., 158 
MCCREERY, J., AND Co., 5th Ave. 
and 34th St., 155 

OVINGTON°S, 5th Ave. and 39th 
St., 158 . 

ROSENTHAL, RENA, INC., 485 
Madison Ave., 158 

RUSSEK0S, 5th Ave. and 36th St., 
152 

SAKS-FIFTH-AVENUE, 5th Ave. 
and 49th St. (Rockefeller Cen-
ter), 151 , 154, 157 

SAKS-THIRTY-FOURTH STREET, 
Broadway and 34th St., 151 

SCHWARZ, F. A. 0 ., 5th Ave. and 
58th St., 158 

STEIN AND BLAINE, 15 W. 57th 
St., 152 

STERN BROS., 6th Ave. and 43rd 
St., 151 

STUPELL, CAROLE, 507 Madison 
Ave., 158 

. VENDOME LIQUEUR, INC., 415 
Madison Ave., 158 

STORES AND SHOPS, Continued. 
WANAMAKER'S DOWNSTAIRS 

STORE, Broadway and 9th St., 
155 

THEATERS 

CAMEO, 138 W. 42nd St. (near 
Broadway), 139 

CARNEGIE HALL, 57th St., and 7th 
Ave., 58 

CENTER THEATER, Radio City, 
136 

EMPIRE THEATER, 1430 Broad-
way, 136 

FIFTH AVENUE PLAYHOUSE, 66 
5th Ave., 138-1 39 

FIFTY-FIFTH STREET PLAYHOUSE, 
154 W. 55th St., 139 

LITTLE CARNEGIE, 146 W. 57th 
St. (between 6th and 7th 
Aves. ), 139 

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, 
1425 Broadway, 125 

RADIO CITY Music HALL, 1260 
6th Ave., 116, 139 

TRANSIT LINES 

BUSES AND Bus ROUTES, 24, 25, 
56, 188 

BROOKLYN-MANHATTAN TRANS-
IT CORP. (B.M.T.), 188 

lNTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT 
SYSTEM (l.R.T .), 188 

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD, Pennsyl-
vania Station, 188 

WORLD'S FAIR 

AMUSEMENT AREA, 189, 196 
EXHIBIT AREA, 189, 191, 194-196 

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