Sooner or later all the best and the worst of the world will gravitate to New York. And it is so easy to choose the best if you want it. Surprisingly enough, too, it is usually inexpensive, provided you stick to a particular type of best. It is up to you whether you choose the best of nightclubs for twenty dollars an evening or whether you choose the best of symphonic music at the Lewisohn Stadium for fifty cents. And when you arrive at the point where you can enjoy both, New York has become truly yours.
-Cue's Guide to New York City, George W. Seaton c.1940
I found this book in the travel section at Pegasus the other day. I think it will be very helpful on my trip.