Flexi Map New York City is much more than just a laminated map. The tourist information section includes detailed descriptions and some stunning photographs of a carefully selected number of recommended sights, these sights are linked to the mapping by easy to find numbered markers. There is also an abundance of helpful information on getting around, tipping, opening times, public holidays, emergency telephone numbers and much more. The comprehensive index has been divided into different categories to make locating places as easy as possible. The laminated, tear-resistant finish is tough, weatherproof and can be written on using a non-permanent marker. The main map depicts Manhattan at a scale of 1:17 000 (1cm = 0.17km) and highlights numerous places of interest. Public buildings, hotels, embassies and parks are clearly marked and a separate subway map is located in a prominent position for ease of use. Also shown is an enlarged map of the Midtown area and a map of the whole of New York City.