Archive for the ‘Off the Beaten (Subway) Track’ Category
I had a great time last night on “Seven Second Delay with Ken & Andy.” For anyone whose dying to listen, I can be heard here, about 19 minutes into the show:
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:
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!)
702 Union St (between Fifth and Sixth Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Closest subway: M, R to Union St
For other directions: http://www.unionhallny.com
I am honored that the Queens Tribune recommends Off the Beaten (Subway) Track as a holiday gift book about New York!. In her article on the greatness of books as holiday gifts, Terri Schlichenmeyer wrote:
Anyone for adventure this Christmas break? If you’re looking for something fun to do, grab Off the Beaten (Subway) Track by Suzanne Reisman. This book lists dozens and dozens of unusual sites and scenes you can see in New York City and surroundings, including directions, street addresses, and phone numbers. Tip: This book isn’t just for native New Yorkers. Visitors or anyone coming to town will love it, too.
In fact, OTBST is the only book about NYC in the article. How cool is that? I am so glad that people are enjoying it and recommending it to others.
Thanks to Kim from Traveling Mom for hosting me on her radio show! We had a lot of fun talking abut some of the places in the book, like the tour of the Steinway & Sons Piano Factory, and how to travel safely by subway and bus with young children. (Biggest tip: try and avoid rush hour.)
I’m excited to announce that I will be contributing to Traveling Mom, writing stories about adults traveling with their moms and families. Any thoughts, ideas, and suggestions are welcome!