Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Empire State has to offer!
• Visit the idyllic village whose residents “talk to dead people”; the town where monuments to its most
famous daughter, Lucille Ball, abound; America’s one-and-only Kazoo factory and museum; and the
National Buffalo Wing Festival with its “Running of The Chickens”—i.e., people dressed as chickens.
• Learn how abolitionist James Caleb Jackson invented granula, the first cold breakfast cereal; why one
of Rochester’s favorite eateries is known as the Home of the Garbage Plate; and why the famous
negative ions of Niagara Falls feel so good.
• Meet the Wonderful Wizard of Chittenango, L. Frank Baum; Panda the Seeing Eye Horse;
Brooklyn’s “little green invaders”; and the night watchman at the Fallow Hollow Deer Farm—a
About the Author
Cindy Perman is a native New Yorker, a freelance humor writer and an experienced journalist, who wrote for the Wall Street Journal Online for nine years. She knows the state up, down, left and right, having grown up in Rochester, attended school in Syracuse, and lived in New York City, where she's made her home since 1994.