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Be a part of it New York with Scavenger Hunt Book

Do you want to be a part of it, New York, New York? Then here’s your chance. Discover more than 350 reasons that Manhattan is the top of the world when you buy NYC Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Manhattan Treasures now available online at or at New York/New Jersey book stores and online everywhere (Amazon, B&N etc.)

Decipher the clues to the find the place where Bebop was born. Or take a sip at the tavern where Lincoln and Grant were patrons. Stand atop the most famous subway grate in movie history. Experience the drama of Broadway (theaters and books). Or find a special garden just for butterflies.

This new book from Reedy Press is by R.C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore and regular contributor to New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

In each of the 15 sections of NYC Scavenger, there are at least 23 clues to unlock. Each clue includes a four-line riddle, an illustration and a photograph that is typically a close-up of part of a building or site that can be seen from the street or sidewalk -- except for a few indoor places that never sleep (that’s a hint right there!).

Use this book with friends, family, classmates or guests to enhance your New York City experiences. Start exploring one of Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Central Park or Soho or explore the remarkable stories and taste the incredible food in Harlem, Chinatown or Little Italy. If your focus is on pop culture, cultural history or museums, re-assemble the clues to create your own tour or check out tour ideas at

Author, travel writer and playwright/lyricist R.C. Staab walked every Manhattan neighborhood from Battery Park to Inwood and from river to river to set you on this one-of-kind journey to embrace the nation’s tallest skyscrapers, world-class museums, mouth-watering restaurants, celebrated statues, unusual streets and homes and decorative subway stations. Once you embark on this epic scavenger hunt to discover the most famous island in all the world, you’ll be able to brag about it like any good New Yorker would do.

Find out more about special events and author signings at

C'mon, be a part of it -- even for just a few days.

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