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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Introducing the First Travel Guide for Morning People: Manhattan Before8

I am so happy to let you know about Manhattan Before8, an inspiring new e-guide to early morning NYC. I am not a morning person. I prefer to wake up is the crack of 11. But when Author Cameron Gidari asked me to take him to an early morning market, I set several alarms and actually met him at 7:45AM. We had a great time exploring and chatting, and Cameron completely captured everything I love about that particular market. Buy the book to find out where we went – it’s only $2.99!

Cameron has written a wonderful guide that is personal, insightful and full of surprises. I am thrilled to be a part of it. Download Manhattan Before8 and find out what magic awaits while everyone else is sleeping in.

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

Manhattan Before8 by Cameron Gidari


Seattle, WA – They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but the truth is that it’s the city that stays up late and likes to sleep in a little bit in the morning. Manhattan is a ghost town before 8 AM, and author Cameron Gidari has written the first guide to the city’s hidden morning community, Manhattan Before8.

“There is no better time to explore Manhattan than the morning time, before the streets are flooded with tourists,” says Gidari, who fell in love with Manhattan mornings while walking through a desolate Times Square at 6 AM. “It makes you feel like Manhattan belongs exclusively to you, like you own the city. That’s a really powerful feeling.”

Manhattan Before8 is a guide for the morning that highlights the most amazing sights, sounds and experiences that you can do and see before 8 AM in Manhattan, when the rest of the museums and attractions are not even open. Whether you’re a visitor from Europe suffering from jet lag or a native New Yorker who wants to see the city in a whole new light, Manhattan Before8 guarantees to take you to places overlooked by travelers and locals alike.

“There isn’t a lot of helpful information out there for exploring a city in the early morning, and I want to change that.” Gidari says. “I want to give morning people the inside scoop on where to go and what to see, and I want to invite non-morning people to experience something totally different from what they are used to.”

Each chapter of Manhattan Before8 is a different morning adventure led be a local who knows the city best. You’ll jog through gardens above the city streets, eat breakfast at a restaurant trying to ‘get back to human’, drink one of the best cups of coffee in Manhattan, and take in a professional bike race through Central Park, just to name a few.

Manhattan Before8 is available now, and is already welcoming readers to experience the magic on Manhattan’s morning community.

Order Manhattan Before8 on exclusively on To receive a copy for review, or for more information, press photos or interview requests, contact Cameron Gidari at or at (206) 719-3630.



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