The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

Inside the Cafés, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls
By Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin
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Visit Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna’s favorite haunts in The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

More than just a travel guide, The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York delivers an in-depth look at Girls’ physical and cultural landscape.

  • Stop in at Caf© Grumpy and learn how to make a French press coffee the way Ray and Hannah would
  • Go behind the scenes at Greenhouse, where Hannah and Elijah spend a night out, and meet “iPad DJs” AndrewAndrew
  • Recreate Jessa and Thomas-John’s Foundry wedding cake, with buttercream icing made from local NYC rooftop honey
  • Tour the Salmagundi Club, site of Hannah’s cringeworthy reading and one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious art and literary associations
  • Shop Girls-style in the West Village, Nolita, and beyond
  • Plus a lot more, from Greenpoint to Greenwich Village, and Bushwick warehouse parties to the Lower East Side gallery scene

It’s the best way to visit Girls’ New York without paying for a plane ticket–or the perfect complement to your next trip.

Featuring 20 maps, 22 recipes, & more than 100 full-color photos

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Intrepid travelers inspired by the hipster haunts in Lena Dunham's awesome HBO show will want to pre-game for season three with this guidebook to all the cafes, clubs, and neighborhoods she made famous.

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