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The Underground Guide to New York City Subways
     

The Underground Guide to New York City Subways

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by David Frattini, Dave Frattini
 

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The only guide you will ever need to travel around New York City by subway.

From the theater district of trendy Manhattan to the quaint residential neighborhoods of Queens, every single station in the four boroughs has been researched to help you maneuver the system like a pro.

Highly Informative and Resourceful, The Book's Highlight's Include:

Noteworthy

Overview

The only guide you will ever need to travel around New York City by subway.

From the theater district of trendy Manhattan to the quaint residential neighborhoods of Queens, every single station in the four boroughs has been researched to help you maneuver the system like a pro.

Highly Informative and Resourceful, The Book's Highlight's Include:

Noteworthy stations featuring the best in underground art

The best nearby restaurants for affordable, informal and ethnic dining

Insightful historic information on the IND, BMT, and IRT transit lines

A token rating scale that gives an honest assessment of each station's

Decor

Cleanliness

Safety

Surrounding neighborhoods

Nearby points of interest such as museums, theaters, parks and shopping

New York City residents and visitors alike will find this comprehensive handbook indispensable for riding the mass transit rails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312253844
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Frattini received a BA in political science from Santa Clara University. He was born and raised in New York and has been fascinated with the subway system since childhood.

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Underground Guide to New York City Subways 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book's goal is admirable to anyone who loves the city subway - visit every station and describe it for all to know. However, Dave Frattini, makes a pretty bad job of it. While his effort is admirable, his information as duly noted by others is often plain wrong. His style could use some work too - how many times can one write 'let's face it' in one publication?? Furthermore he includes completley unnecessary racial comments into the descriptions: why 'scary black guy'??(p.180) Why shouldn't residents of Ralph Avenue watch a TV sitcom with white characters?(p.37) Van Siclen Avenue area is not a shanty town - why should it be surprising to see satelite dishes? (pp.179-180) I can't find such remarks informative or funny. Real people live and work in all these neighborhoods - they have many more positive sides than can be seen from a brief peek from the station entrance - but it seems the author did not really do this much for some of his listings... The book presents New York, New Yorkers and the subway as the same old stereotypes from bad movies of a few decades back. Some one should us all a favor and write a new and better book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dave Frattini appears to put a lot of effort into this book. The listing of places to eat near the various stations is very informative. However, the some of the historical information on the NYC Subway have considerable errors. This applies to some of the current subway references as well. The author should do some additional homework to subject of NYC Subways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing the author's witty interview on GOOD DAY NEW YORK !! I decided to give him a read. Boy am i glad I did !! Besides almost falling out of my seat in laughter, I realized that this person is one helluva good story teller, historian and scribe. We need more 'ballsy' authors who tell it like it is -- good or bad