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Friday, February 03, 2006

New York is a giant, constantly changing city. The Not For Tourists Guide helps residents keep up with maps and listings—from post office locations to the nearest movie theater. We’ll talk to the publisher and several of the guide’s editors, about what goes into producing the guide, and what’s new in the 2006 edition. Then, on this week’s edition of Please Explain, everything you ever wanted to know (and didn't want to know) about bed bugs!

Researching New York

Publisher Jane Pirone and Managing Editor Rob Tallia describe the legwork that goes into updating the Not For Tourists Guide, and tell us about this year’s newly revised books.

Music: Jump Start and Jazz by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Tracks 8, 11, 10, ...

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Exploring Brooklyn and Queens

Brooklyn Editor Craig Nelson and Queens Editor Jennifer Keeney Sendrow of the Not For Tourists Guide tell us about the guide’s changing levels of coverage in Brooklyn, and about the first edition of the Not For Tourists Guide to Queens.

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Please Explain: Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Humans have documented encounters with bed bugs since the 1600s. The parasites feed on human and animal blood, usually while the host is sleeping. The bugs, which were fairly common in the US before WWII, are starting to crop up again. On this week’s edition of Please Explain, Richard J. ...

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