Weird New York: Your Travel Guide to New York's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Travel - 268 pages
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It's called the Empire State for a reason, for as all New Yorkers know, our state is the one by which all others are measured. The Pilgrims probably landed here first, and recorded history got the geography wrong, because really, everything started here. We have the Yankees and the Mets, plus the Giants and the Jets, even if they are, for some weird reason, in New Jersey. And we have trout, lots of cows, the Catskills, the Baseball Hall of Fame, a really big waterfall, and we're the birthplace of Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore, for Pete's sake. But there's something else, something we've got so much more of. We've got a great big quantity of... weirdness. Yes, our level of bizarreness is so high that we enticed an out of stater to become a New Yorker and chronicle it all. With notepad in hand and apples in pocket for nourishment, author Chris Gethard scouted the state's highways and byways in search of the odd and the offbeat. He tracked down impossible-to-believe tales, only to discover odd grains of truth that give the stories just enough credibility to make one feel... slightly uneasy.
 

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

Weird New York is a travel guide with a difference. Instead of directing you to all the normal tourist spots, the Weird U.S. team take us to the weirdest, the wackiest and the creepiest places in New ... Read full review

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Part of our collection of WEIRD books...these sites near Gilbert Lake, NY, where we vacation.. Read full review

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Contents

A Note from the Marks
6
Welcome to Weird New York
8
Local Legends and Lore
11
Unsolved Mysteries and Unexplained Phenomena
22
Fabled People and Places
42
Bizarre Beasts
68
Local Heroes and Villains
84
Personalized Properties and Visionary Environments
109
Roads Less Traveled
178
Haunted Places Ghostly Tales
189
Cemetery Safari
207
Abandoned in New York
231
Index
264
Acknowledgments
269
Picture Credits
270
Copyright

Roadside Oddities
139

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About the author (2005)

Mark Moran is an antiques dealer and author, and contributing editor for Antique Trader Weekly. Heas written many antiques and collectibles references including Warmanas McCoy Pottery, Warmanas Cookie Jars and Warmanas Fiesta.

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