Off the Beaten (Subway) Track

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OTBST at Adult Education

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If you couldn’t make it to the awesome Adult Education event on June 2, here’s a video of my lecture on taking a subway roadtrip and things to be found along the A train line:

“Off the Beaten (Subway) Track” at Adult Education (June 2, 2009) from OTBST on Vimeo.

Written by Suzanne Reisman

June 11th, 2009 at 6:59 am

Lecture Tonight on Urban Travel

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Adult Education is a Brooklyn-based monthly event series where various speakers present brief, multimedia lectures on a shared theme. Tonight’s theme is Urban Travel, and I will be sharing some of the “treasures” one can find by taking a subway roadtrip with the A train. The podium will be graced with three other esteemed speakers discussing subway map design, subway sketch art, and people who refuse to vacate seats specifically designated for people with disabilities when a person who has a visible disability enters the train. (Part of me has extra love for the last one because the blog URL is so long: peoplewhositinthedisabilityseatswhenimstandingonmycrutches.com.)

Time Out New York selected the lecture to highlight on their Own This City blog, so you know it will be good. Plus, it is only $5. Bargains like this are hard to come by!

I’ll have copies of Off the Beaten (Subway) Track for $15. (That’s a whopping $1.95 off the cover price!)

Critical Info:
Union Hall
702 Union St (between Fifth and Sixth Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
718-638-4400

Closest subway: M, R to Union St
For other directions: http://www.unionhallny.com

Written by Suzanne Reisman

June 2nd, 2009 at 2:18 pm