Ah, New York. What comes to mind when you think of this metropolis? The Big Apple. Yankees. Wall Street. Broadway. Times Square. Ellis Island. Crazy homeless people. Hot dog stands. It’s really hard to pin this city down—perhaps that’s what makes it so alluring.
Although I’ve only been to a NYC a handful of times, and had no intention of going their in the near future (until reading this book), I bought a copy of the book for a couple reasons. One, Mark Z. always puts out entertaining writing. If you haven’t read his memoirs from traveling, do it now! Although, this is just a city guide I knew it would be entertaining.
Two, part of the purpose of this website is to read books for other guys and see if they are good enough to recommend. Seeing as New York is the USA’s biggest city, there’s bound to be some guys who are living there and travel there frequently who could use this guide.
Three, I spent the weekend at a seminar on politics. The weekend was filled with intellectual lectures and discussions. I didn’t want to read any philosophy or history in my free time—something along the lines of ‘sex, drugs and rock n’ roll’, and this fit the bill.
Travel Guides for Men
Writing guide books on places for guys specifically looking to get laid is a pretty niche market. Off the type of my head, Roosh seems to have corned the market with his ‘Bang [Country]’ series.
As far as American cities go, great information for how to get laid (and not with a prostitute) is on Roosh’s Forums. If you’re not familiar with the lingo, they’re known as ‘Datasheets’ (Here’s an example for NYC).
These datasheets provide a brief overview of a specific city, and break down how a man can bet get laid. Reading Naughty Nomad’s (NN) guide to New York, this seemed to be the way he was going, but on a much larger scale. However, once he got into the specific neighborhoods, he took it to the next level. He had detailed descriptions of a dozen or so bars for each area and then provided a map with the location for each of these bars within their respective neighborhoods. Additionally, he provides demographic data for each neighborhood. The book was much more than a datasheet—it’s like a Lonely Planet guide, but for guys who actually get laid.
Welcome to the Big Apple
With a city of 8 million people, and a metro population of many millions more, New York City has plenty to offer—including the women. So whether it’s for a short weekend of debauchery or years of work, New York will attract men looking to meet as many of the thousands and thousands of cute ladies as they can.
But with this massive size there’s a dilemma:
…Don’t get your hopes up too high. The Big Apple is not something you chow down in a weekend.
To really have a full grasp of what it takes to get laid in NYC a weekend won’t cut it. This guide will certainly help though.
Beyond logistics, competition from other men creates a problem:
With literally millions of men around, the choice for women is overwhelming. Even if your game is tight and you’re dating models or actresses, it’s only a matter of time before some dude with more wealth, status, and better looks comes along to try his luck.
So how do you separate yourself from the pack?
The first step is understanding your opponents. Compared to most cities, men in New York are more assertive and aggressive when it comes to picking up women. I can think of few cities where men exhibit such little approach anxiety.
[However] the lack of decent competition combined with the favorable sex ratio leaves the average guy with basic game at an easy advantage in New York City.
Competition is certainly very real in NYC, but reassuringly having a semblance of game will take you far.
NYC has an eclectic mix of people to say the least. In terms of women there are an amazing mix of immigrants, models, JAP’s and more. Mark Z. has you covered with a section breaking down the different types of girls in NYC.
Want to hit on cute, snobby college chicks? It’s in there.
Grind up on a big, black booty? He’s got you covered.
Salsa dance the night away with feisty Latinas? Check.
Hobnob with stunning models in posh nightclubs? You bet your ass.
Do some blow off a stripper in the backseat of a limo? Well… there are only certain things the Naughty Nomad can do, but hey I’m sure you might have some luck with that too.
These girls all fill a niche within their own neighborhoods. This is an important factor to keep in mind as NN suggests that you ‘hunt locally’. This means that it’s in your best interest, logistically speaking, to pickup chicks around where you live. So, if you are especially enamored with a certain type of chick, make sure to consult the guide about where to stay, whether short-term or long-term.
Another welcomed section (at least to some) is on drugs. Although I’m a straight edge, non-drug user, I have seen the power of using drugs to get laid. In college I often saw guys pull just buy offering to leave the bar and go smoke some weed.
This is a tactic NN recommends. Cocaine is a substitute here, especially for hotter chicks.
He breaks down getting laid with drugs, types of popular drugs in NYC, the risks of getting caught/jail time, and even where to buy it! I’m not going to advocate drug use for a few reasons on this website, but I don’t judge. If that’s your thing, embrace it and use it to your advantage—anything helps in NYC.
I would have suggested a conclusion at the end of the book. It kind of just drops off after the last venue recommendation. I realize it’s not a novel or memoir, but a general overview would have been nice to wrap everything up, although there is one towards the beginning.
Also, to be a nitpicky dick, the city ‘Bishkek, Uzbekistan’ is mentioned. Bishkek is actually the capital of Kyrgyzstan—Tashkent is Uzbekistan’s capital. Yes, I know I’m a stickler, but the only reason I bring that up is because I’ve actually been to Tashkent and feel compelled to shed light on it.
If you’re a red-blooded man who wants to get laid in NYC, or simply have a good time, this guide is indispensable with 140 pages of solid information. From a financial perspective, this guide will point you in the right direction in terms of accommodations. So by spending a few bucks on this book you’ll save a lot more money on where you live, whether it’s a short term stay or signing a long-term lease.
The guide to all the different venues is pretty impressive. From reading Mark Zolo’s prior work, and with the amount of debauchery and crazy situations he gets himself in, to see him put together a detailed guide like this is well… impressive.
The amount of research that went into this also deserves recognition. While this “research” consisted of going out partying, drinking, and getting laid, still—it takes time, effort and a whole lot of cash. As far as I know no other guy has done this, and therefore Mark has done mankind a great service.
After reading this book, you’ll probably want to take a trip to NYC. In fact, I may be going there in the coming months. I’ll be sure to bring my Kindle so I can read this book again.