Off the Beaten (subway) Track

Off the Beaten (subway) Track

New York City's Best Unusual Attractions

Book - 2008
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Travel writer Reisman (Columbia U., New York) lets tourists--and perhaps locals--in New York City in on approximately 100 small museums and other unusual sites worth visiting that tend to be overlooked by tour guides and travel books. She provides information on the nearest subway stop to each site, which are listed by the borough they are found in (Manhattan is divided into three sections). Among the attractions readers can visit are: historical monies on display at Lower Manhattan's American Numismatic Society, the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Upper Manhattan, the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage in the Bronx, Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park, the City Reliquary in Brooklyn, Staten Island's Noble Maritime Collection. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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While it may seem that every possible topic about New York City's attractions has been written about, 'Off the Beaten (Subway) Track' is the first book to focus on the hundreds of off-the-beaten-path destinations in the city. Some are small museums, others are historic places long forgotten, some are stores that sell only odd things, and some are distinguished for their claim to fame as the world's largest/smallest whatever. All of them are notable for the passion with which their proprietors and curators care for them, and all can be visited via the subway system as the author directs readers to which of the city's 486 subway stations will get them closest.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781581826418
Branch Call Number: 917.471 REISM
Characteristics: 240 pages


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