An Author In Our Midst

The name you see on the lower right hand corner of the above book belongs to one of our teachers here at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program. Mary Staub, teacher of daytime classes 3A and 3P, recently published a biking guide to NYC.


Best Bike Rides New York City describes more than 40 of the greatest recreational rides in New York City. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.

About the Author:

Mary Staub is a freelance journalist and passionate cyclist who has been exploring the New York City metro area by bike for more than ten years. Biking is part of who she is and always has been. Whether for commuting or for leisure, whether in sub-freezing temperatures or on sultry summer days, whether where she lives or where she travels, biking is what she has always done. Inherently inquisitive, her interests have led her into various journalistic territories including travel writing, community reporting, mainstream news, and dance writing. Publications she’s written for include Travel + Leisure, the New York Sun, Basler Zeitung, dance journals including Ballet Tanz and Dancer Magazine, the technology news site Tech Media Network. She lives in Brooklyn.

To buy Mary’s book, click here.

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