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

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

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ISBN-13: 9781402733833
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/25/2005
Series: Weird Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.15(d)

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Weird New York: Your Travel Guide to New York's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
seldombites on LibraryThing 19 days ago
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 York state. From run-down asylums to roadside 'big things'; from grisly murder scenes to personalised properties; from urban legends to haunted cemeteries - you will never look at New York in the same way again. In addition to some very interesting stories, this book also includes some fascinating photography. The pictures of abandoned asylums are particularly creepy. This is well worth reading and, if you are visiting New York any-time soon (or you live in the area), why not skip the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building, and check out some of these less well-known attractions?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've lived in NY all my life and am pround that my state is weird!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book months ago and I still get scared, amazed, and amused by it every time I pick it up. I can't really explain why this hits home so much - these stories are amazing, and nearby, and make me so oddly proud to be from New York.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Of course, I've been a fan of Weird NJ for a long time, and so I was really excited to see the authors do a book on our state and I am amazed that it is every bit as good. Everything weird about New York is here and it's hard to stop reading it once you start. Especially like the lady of ronkonkoma lake and all the roads less traveled. This shows NY as it really is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike Weird NJ, which was thoroughly researched and well written, Weird NY drops the ball - big time. This serves as a great tour guide for weirdness throughout the NYC and Long Island areas (as pretty much every town is mentioned) yet falls short on many interesting tales north of Westchester County (unless situated in the Hudson Valley area), which just so happens to be a big part of the State of New York. How could the U.S.S. Sullivans, one of the most haunted battleships in the United States, be left out of Weird NY? What about the Ghost Jogger of St. Bonaventure or the mysterious lights of Elmira? The Naked Man of Weedsport, the Dryden Cheerleader Murders, and Split Rock Quarry in Syracuse were all left out as well. Did we really have to read about the Jackson Whites ¿ again!? They¿ve been mentioned in every book so far. Give the readers something they may not have heard about like Buckhout Road in Westchester or the Devils Throne in Watkins Glen. Weirdness encompassing NYC is great. But, as usual, it allows many of the great legends of the rest of the state to take a backseat and be left untold. Having lived all over NY and parts of NJ, I was excited to buy this book because I figured it would be as comprehensive as Weird NJ. However, I was completely let down after reading through it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine gave me this book as a holiday gift. I'd never read the 'Weird NJ' magazine before but I LOVE THIS BOOK. Its filled with all types of amazing stories and Mr. Gethard's writings style is fun and engaging. Great holiday gift or for yourself!