Queens native Awkwafina knows New York City. What’s more, she knows the city in a way that’s actually useful (best dumpling places and cheap bars) and shares this knowledge with us in her new book. Out April 14, Awkwafina’s NYC follows the rapper/comedian through all five boroughs — yep, even Staten Island — as she unleashes a wealth of information on everything from the top Chinese food joints to the coolest Rite Aid ever. The charming book, which includes Mad Libs and pull-out maps, is a must-have guide for New Yorkers and a fun introduction to our city for everyone else. In this excerpt, Awkwafina guides us through the most familiar (and frustrating) aspect of New York City: the subway.