New York City Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Big Apple has to offer!
 
Whether you’re a born-and-raised New Yorker, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New York City Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Lisa Montanarelli takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Big Apple.

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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Big Apple has to offer!
 
Whether you’re a born-and-raised New Yorker, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New York City Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Lisa Montanarelli takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Big Apple.

Take a stroll through a former landfill that was once the largest man-made structure on Earth, with trash piled higher than the Statue of Liberty.

Chow down at the Jekyll and Hyde Club along with robotic werewolves, mad scientists, and bartenders returned from the dead.

Visit a supply store for superheroes with X-ray glasses, Wonder Woman–style Deflector Bracelets, and Evil Blob Containment Capsules.
 
Hop aboard with hip-hop celebrities who give bus tours of hip-hop landmarks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760558
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 717,614
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Montanarelli has co-authored three nonfiction books, including Strange But True San Francisco and Strange But True Chicago (both Globe Pequot Press). She has contributed features, profiles, and reviews to San Francisco Chronicle, Art and Antiques Magazine, California Literary Review, Colorado Review, Agence France-Presse,and Publishers Weekly.

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