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Off the Beaten (Subway) Track : New York City's Best Unusual Attractions - Suzanne Reisman

Off the Beaten (Subway) Track

New York City's Best Unusual Attractions

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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. These are the types of places and things that fit perfectly with New Yorkers? psyches and egos and satisfy the desire of tourists to see the unusual. For example, New York is home to the world?s tallest Doric column, the world?s largest armory, the world?s largest cathedral, and the world?s largest Reform synagogue. It also has a troll museum, a numismatic museum, a skyscraper museum, doll and toy museums, and a museum of comic and cartoon art. In many cases, half the fun of visiting many of these sites is meeting the people behind them. Organized geographically to help readers explore the culture and diversity of the city?s great neighborhoods, Off the Beaten (Subway) Track: New York City?s Best Unusual Attractions offers venues in Lower, Middle, and Upper Manhattan; Brooklyn; the Bronx; Queens; and Staten Island.

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Lower Manhattan (Below 14th Street)
Skyscraper Museump. 21
Fraunces Tavern Museump. 25
Archeological dig sitesp. 28
New York City Police Museump. 29
American Numismatic Society/New York Federal Reserve Bankp. 32
Little Lad's Basketp. 34
Museum of American Financep. 35
Jeremy's Ale Housep. 36
Lower East Side Troll Museump. 37
Pickle Guysp. 40
Economy Candyp. 40
Yonah Schimmel's Knisheryp. 40
New York City Fire Museump. 41
Rice to Richesp. 43
Dia Center for the Arts: "The New York Earth Room" and "The Broken Kilometer"p. 44
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Artp. 46
Ukrainian Museump. 48
Galeria De La Vegap. 50
Obscura Antiquesp. 50
Forbes Galleriesp. 51
14th Street A, C, E Subway Stationp. 56
Middle Manhattan (14th Street to 59th Street)
Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplacep. 59
Eisenberg's Sandwich Shopp. 61
Masonic Hall and Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum of Grand Lodgep. 62
Chapel of Sacred Mirrorsp. 67
Horticultural Society of New Yorkp. 69
United Nations Sculpture Gardenp. 70
Waterfall Walkwayp. 71
Berlin Wallp. 71
Tourneau Gallery of Time and Oris Exhibit Hallp. 72
Upper Manhattan East (Above 59th Street, East of 5th Avenue)
Corning Gallery at Steuben Glassp. 75
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Gardenp. 76
Tender Buttonsp. 79
Museum of American Illustrationp. 80
Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-Elp. 83
New York Academy of Medicine Libraryp. 86
Museum of the City of New Yorkp. 88
Charles A. Dana Discovery Centerp. 90
National Museum of Catholic Art & History/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Churchp. 91
Upper Manhattan West (Above 59th Street, West of 5th Avenue)
Ertegun Jazz Hall of Famep. 97
Nicholas Roerich Museump. 98
Cathedral of St. John the Divinep. 101
Hungarian Pastry Shopp. 107
Harlem Market/Malcolm Shabazz Mosquep. 107
Amy Ruth'sp. 107
Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleump. 108
Museum of Art and Originsp. 110
Jumel Terrace Booksp. 112
National Track & Field Hall of Famep. 113
Mini George Washington Bridge Playgroundp. 115
El Maleconp. 116
Highway Livingp. 116
Site of Fort Washingtonp. 116
St. Frances Cabrini Shrinep. 117
Dyckman Farmhouse Museump. 121
Scavengers of Inwoodp. 123
Inwood Hill Parkp. 124
Albert's Mofongo Housep. 126
The Bronx
Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Agedp. 129
Loeser's Kosher Delicatessenp. 131
Edgar Allan Poe Cottagep. 132
Original Productsp. 135
258th Field Artillery Armoryp. 135
Hall of Fame for Great Americansp. 136
Aqueduct Walkp. 138
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at St. Lucy's Church (a.k.a. Lourdes of America)p. 139
Maritime Industry Museum at SUNY Maritime Collegep. 142
Queens
Steinway & Sons Piano Factory Tourp. 149
Astoria bakeries and food mini-tourp. 152
Socrates Sculpture Parkp. 153
Bohemian Hall and Beer Gardenp. 155
5 Pointzp. 156
Louis Armstrong Housep. 158
El Indio Amazonicop. 164
Queens Museum of Artp. 165
Poppenhusen Institutep. 169
The Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Centerp. 172
Queens County Farm Museump. 176
Brooklyn
City Reliquaryp. 183
Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmelp. 187
Brooklyn Brewery Tourp. 189
SKSKp. 191
New York City Transit Museump. 192
Prison Ship Martyrs Monumentp. 194
Waterfront Museump. 196
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.p. 199
Steve's Authentic Key Lime Piesp. 199
Weeksville Heritage Centerp. 200
Floyd Bennett Fieldp. 204
Enrico Caruso Museum of Americap. 207
Coney Island Museump. 211
Nathan's Famous and the Hot Dog Eating Wall of Famep. 216
Harbor Defense Museump. 217
John Paul Jones Parkp. 220
Staten Island
Staten Island Museump. 223
Professional Baseball Scouting Hall of Famep. 225
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrinep. 226
Garibaldi Meucci Museump. 229
Castleton Hill Moravian Church Labyrinth Walkp. 232
Noble Maritime Collectionp. 233
Index by Categoryp. 237
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ISBN: 9781581826418
ISBN-10: 1581826419
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41