As a kid, riding the monorail at Walt Disney World was nearly as exciting to me as boarding a boat in Pirates of the Caribbean. Getting a bird’s-eye view of the park as we chugged around Epcot’s Spaceship Earth and through the Contemporary Resort was all I needed to let my imagination go wild. As an adult, I feel the same way about the New York subway as it rises onto elevated tracks in the outer boroughs, ditching the subterranean darkness for an always-changing panorama of storefronts and signs.
If you’re ever inspired to spontaneously hop off the subway and explore, as I am, Andrea Lynn’s book Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City’s Most Diverse Borough is a book you’ll want to keep in your pocket.
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