- ISBN 9781581826418 / 1581826419
- Title Off the Beaten (Subway) Track: New York City’s Best Unusual Attractions
- Author Suzanne Reisman
- Category Travel & Holiday Guides
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 240
- Publisher Cumberland House Publishing
- Imprint Cumberland House Publishing,US
- Language English
- Dimensions 137mm x 20mm x 206mm
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.
While New York boasts some of the world's most famous tourist attractions - from the Empire State Building to Central Park Zoo - it is also home to hundreds of little-known, but no less amazing, amusing, and entertaining destinations. "Off The Beaten (Subway) Track" is a practical guide to these off-the-beaten path attractions - including the world's tallest Doric column, the world's largest cathedral, a troll museum, and museum of comics and comic book art.Organized geographically to allow visitors to explore the culture and diversity of the city's great neighborhoods - including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island - this volume also includes easy to follow directions, using NYC's 500 subway stations to get you where you want to go.
Suzanne Reisman is a former contributing editor to a hit travel blog. Her work has appeared in numerous travel publications.