Off the Beaten (Subway) Track

An Eclectic Guide to Eclectic New York City

Queens Tribune

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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.

Written by Suzanne Reisman

December 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Off the Beaten (Subway) Track on Blog Talk Radio

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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!

Written by Suzanne Reisman

November 21st, 2008 at 5:00 pm reviews OTBST

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Kim Foley MacKinnon wrote a very nice review of Off the Beaten (Subway) Track at TravelMuse. In brief, she said:

Reisman has certainly done her homework… if you want to guarantee an interesting story about a crazy New York site, this is the go-to book… Each review reads like an article, sometimes running several pages. The very detailed descriptions make you feel as if you’ve been there.[Worth buying?] For sheer entertainment value and to seek out the unusual, yes.

I’m very glad that she enjoyed the book!

Written by Suzanne Reisman

October 12th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

5 Stars from the Midwest Book Review

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Goodness, when it rains, it truly pours! In the October 2008 issue of The Midwest Book Review, Off the Beaten (Subway) Track received the following praise:

There are so many books on New York’s attractions that one might wonder at the need for yet another, but this book is a key and the first to focus on a hundred off-the-beaten-path destinations, from small museums and nearly forgotten historic places to odd shops and small oddities. A geographic arrangement aids in the journey, with chapters offering addresses, hours, directions, web sites, and long paragraphs of enticing description. Recommended for any travel library strong in New York City attractions.

The MBR also gave OTBST a five star rating on Amazon.

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October 9th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

OTBST Named One of 10 Indispensable Guides to NYC!

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It’s been a little while since I blogged any news about the book, but I am ecstatic to note that Julie Schietert at MatadorGoods named Off the Beaten (Subway) Track as one of ten indispensable guidebooks about New York City. I am honored to be included on the list, and hope that others will find some new and fun places to visit as a result.

Written by Suzanne Reisman

October 8th, 2008 at 6:16 am