New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from Manhattan? Today, while that stretch from Wall Street to the Upper East Side and beyond still enchants, you really need to cross some bridges and head upstate. The city’s focus has fractured and shifted and you ignore the appeal of, say, Brooklyn at your peril. This Monocle Guide will help you navigate the city like a local. From food and drink to hotels and places to hang out this guide has you covered. Bonus, there's even a handy New York vocabulary section so you can even sound like a local.