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Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New YorkAs a transplant to New York -- I'm not an immigrant, I am a Southerner who always dreamed of being here and riding the famous... Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by Prettysmartideas
There are many interesting anecdotes about the New York City subway in this book.
There are portraits of the subway "nerds" who watch or ride for the fun of it, or of... Read more
This is a very entertaining book, and isn't targeted at train buffs (who'll probably be annoyed by the semi-random collection of topics covered). Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by Nick
A collection of short NY Times essays, these were fun to read and finally answered the question I've always had about the Knickerbocker sign at the Grand Central/Times Sq. Read morePublished on January 20, 2008 by Steven Moore
A colleague of mine taught this book to a class of new immigrants. As a daily denizen of the NYC subway system, I wondered if they really would want to read about the very thing... Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by John Proctor
This is a great book and a fun read by Randy Kennedy. I'd never read his Tunnel Vision article before, but am certainly glad that he compliled a bunch of them to form this great... Read morePublished on November 17, 2007 by G. Gilbert
I've traveled a bit but I've never spent any time in NYC. I am going to spend a week in the city in October and besides some good tour books I wanted to read something that made... Read morePublished on September 10, 2005 by Madrigal Singer
For years, Randy Kennedy's columns were the most enjoyable part of the NY times. Their combination of humor, sociology, and history made them a great window on life in NYC. Read morePublished on August 9, 2005 by Rodolphe Boulanger
"Subwayland", collated from the New York Times' column "Tunnel Vision" by Randy Kennedy over a period of several years, immediately brings to mind the word - MICROCOSM. Read morePublished on October 17, 2004 by Prasanna Karmarkar