When trying to learn NYC or plan your vacation, there are many versions of maps of Manhattan NY, New York City Street Maps and Subway Maps. There are free, paid, folding and online interactive NYC maps. It generally takes a combination of all of these maps to navigate NYC, but here are a few shortcuts.
A good Manhattan neighborhood map should include: Upper West Side, Midtown West / Hell's Kitchen, Times Square / Broadway, Central Park, Garment Center, Chelsea, Meatpacking District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca / Battery Park City, Financial District / Wall Street , Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, East Village, NoHo, Union Square / Flatiron and the Upper East Side.
A free NYC Subway Map is available at most subway stations and also posted on the wall of every subway station, which are roughly nine blocks apart. The subway is the easiest and fastest way to get around Manhattan and generally very safe. You can also visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), their special section meant for visitors, and their How to Use the Subway page. There is a NYC Street Map and subway map posted on the wall of almost every subway station, so you can always check on your way in or out. If there is someone at the ticket booth, they also have a free foldable subway map you can get when you arrive in New York City.
Find a New York City Tourist Map and a Detailed Map of Manhattan, designed especially for those new to NYC or someone planning a vacation. If you want to know where the Statue of Liberty is relative to the Empire State Building, these are great maps to use. There is also a list of easy and free Street Maps of Manhattan, including every Manhattan neighborhood and it's official neighborhood website.
Combined NYC Street and Subway Maps are usually the most difficult to find, as most maps have one or the other. One place you can visit is this site I found with a detailed New York City Street and Subway Map. You can enter in any address and it shows you the surrounding streets, subways, neighborhoods and major attractions. If you are only looking for subway directions, to get from Point A to Point B, try HopStop, a NYC favorite.