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These attractions are the types of places and things that not only fit perfectly with the New Yorker's psyche and ego but also satisfy a tourist's desire to see the unusual. For example, the Big Apple is home to the world's tallest Doric column, the world's largest armory, the world's largest cathedral, and the world's largest Reform synagogue. The city also has a troll museum, a numismatic museum, a skyscraper museum, doll and toy museums, and a museum of comic and cartoon art. In many cases, half the fun of visiting these places is getting to meet the people behind them.
Organized geographically to help you to explore the culture and diversity of the city's great neighborhoods. Off the Beaten (Subway) Track offers venues in Manhattan (Lower, Middle, and Upper), Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Also included in many of the entries are nearby places of interest within walking distance that you might also want to visit while you're in the neighborhood.
About the Author:
Suzanne Reisman, a graduate of NewYork University (BA) and Columbia University (MPA), is a travel writer and editor
Posted August 6, 2008
As a librarian, I am frequently asked for recommendations for travel books. Without any question I will suggest 'Off the Beaten Subway Track.' Whereas other travel books focus on the common and mundane, Ms. Reisman highlights unknown treasures that are easily accessible by public transporation. I am a native New Yorker and am embarasssed to say that I was unaware of many of these sights. With this book as my guide, I will set about exploring my city. Let me add that most travelogues are written ina dry style. THat is certainly not the case here. With wit and warmth, Ms. Reisman conveys a love of NYC and its hidden treasures.
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Posted July 16, 2013