New York Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

New York Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

by Cindy Perman

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New York Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series) by Cindy Perman

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 

   donkey!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762743391
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Curiosities Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

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