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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 Fill for Pete's sakeBut there's something else something we've got so much of We've got a great big uantity 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 dow. This is probably the best Weird book in the series next to Weird New Jersey The book is filled with interesting stories folklore people and places that weren't repeats After reading several different Weird books it is easy to start to notice repeating stories or folklore that sounds like something from anywhere in the USThe only problems I have with the book is that the last chapter on Abandoned Buildings could of been named Old Mental Hospitals seeing how 80% of the chapter was about some sort of hospital Also the chapter on the Jackson Whites was practically identical to the Weird New Jersey book Since the Jackson Whites are uniue to New Jersey and New York the story repeat wasn't annoying but it is the fact that they didn't change much of the text that turned me off Finally the book is based mostly out of New York City and Long Island I didn't mind it personally but anyone from upper state New York might want to keep that in mind when picking up the bookI know that I have a list of places to check out whenever I go to New York state which generally means the book is successful Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula uantity 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 dow. This is probably the best Weird book in the series next to Weird New Jersey The book is filled with interesting stories folklore people and places that weren't repeats After reading several different Weird books it is easy to start to notice repeating stories or folklore that sounds like something from anywhere in the USThe only problems I have with the book is that the last chapter on Abandoned Buildings could of been named Old Mental Hospitals seeing how 80% of the chapter was about some sort of hospital Also the chapter on the Jackson Whites was practically identical to the Weird New Jersey book Since the Jackson Whites are The Test uniue to New Jersey and New York the story repeat wasn't annoying but it is the fact that they didn't change much of the text that turned me off Finally the book is based mostly out of New York City and Long Island I didn't mind it personally but anyone from The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me upper state New York might want to keep that in mind when picking Teacher Evaluation in Music: A Guide for Music Teachers in the Us up the bookI know that I have a list of places to check out whenever I go to New York state which generally means the book is successful

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N impossible to believe tales only to discover odd grains of truth that give the stories just enough credibility to make one feel slightly uneasySo turn the pages and visit Long Island's Big Duck travel down Moan and Groan Road in of all places a town called Hope and sample the Jell O Museum in Le Roy Drive by the abandoned insane asylums that blanket the statebig surprise By all means avoid the screaming and gunshots of House Road but do coast up Spook Rock Road say hi to Jumper and Grumpy at America's largest pet cemetery and knock on Eunice Welsh's crypt she might knock back Be lured into the water if you're really dumb by the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma and next time you're in Staten Island beware of Bigfoothe's found his way out thereYes it's a grand state and it's clear why we all sing I Love New York with such fervor A brand new entry in the best selling Weird US series Weird New York is filled with all th. I think I need to have a talk with the writers of this book about what should be considered 'weird' Not that there aren't a lot of weird things in this book There are But there are also many things that are truly a stretch for an anthology of the weird Things in this book that ARE actually weird Old abandoned mental hospitals that are hauntedUFO sightings in Westchester countyClawfoot peopleMonsters in LakesThings that are NOT weirdGiant statues of Paul BunyanIndian Chiefs There are these giant statues all over the country I know there are giant statues of Paul Bunyan in at least 15 states Giant statues of a guy holding a burger outside a burger place Are you serious That's the opposite of weird The Unisphere in ueens It's a big globe from the world's fair Not weird A graveyard because it is next to a mall Seriously they list that as weird The fact that 2nd St off of Bowery is called Joey Ramone Place Some old amusement park that closed in the mid 80sLook I'm happy that people are driving around and are on the lookout for odd things to include in books like this but when you count a tee pee shaped shop that sells Indian trinkets as 'weird' you tarnish the whole concept of weird Try harder guys Or produce a shorter book I would have been very happy reading about the lake monsters and UFOs and being done with it The Test uneasySo turn the pages and visit Long Island's Big Duck travel down Moan and Groan Road in of all places a town called Hope and sample the Jell O Museum in Le Roy Drive by the abandoned insane asylums that blanket the statebig surprise By all means avoid the screaming and gunshots of House Road but do coast The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me up Spook Rock Road say hi to Jumper and Grumpy at America's largest pet cemetery and knock on Eunice Welsh's crypt she might knock back Be lured into the water if you're really dumb by the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma and next time you're in Staten Island beware of Bigfoothe's found his way out thereYes it's a grand state and it's clear why we all sing I Love New York with such fervor A brand new entry in the best selling Weird US series Weird New York is filled with all th. I think I need to have a talk with the writers of this book about what should be considered 'weird' Not that there aren't a lot of weird things in this book There are But there are also many things that are truly a stretch for an anthology of the weird Things in this book that ARE actually weird Old abandoned mental hospitals that are hauntedUFO sightings in Westchester countyClawfoot peopleMonsters in LakesThings that are NOT weirdGiant statues of Paul BunyanIndian Chiefs There are these giant statues all over the country I know there are giant statues of Paul Bunyan in at least 15 states Giant statues of a guy holding a burger outside a burger place Are you serious That's the opposite of weird The Unisphere in Teacher Evaluation in Music: A Guide for Music Teachers in the Us ueens It's a big globe from the world's fair Not weird A graveyard because it is next to a mall Seriously they list that as weird The fact that 2nd St off of Bowery is called Joey Ramone Place Some old amusement park that closed in the mid 80sLook I'm happy that people are driving around and are on the lookout for odd things to include in books like this but when you count a tee pee shaped shop that sells Indian trinkets as 'weird' you tarnish the whole concept of weird Try harder guys Or produce a shorter book I would have been very happy reading about the lake monsters and UFOs and being done with it

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E good stuff your history teacher never taught you So get on the road with Chris for a great adventure We guarantee it'll make you love New York that much Chris Gethard served as the associate editor of Weird NJ magazine for over four years While there he helped write and edit the book Weird NJ and co authored its follow up Weird US Chris is also an actor and comedian has contributed writing to shows on Comedy Central and has acted on a number of TV programs including Late Night with Conan O'Brien He is a performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in ManhattanChris grew up in West Orange New Jersey a few short blocks from the laboratory where Thomas Edison once put on public electrocutions of a variety of animals Now he lives in Astoria ueens just a stone's throw from the Hell Gate section of the East River where over one thousand people perished in the General Slocum steamboat fire of 1904. If you live or are thinking of traveling in NYS do yourself a favor and pick up this book It's full of fun information and neat destination It just screams ROAD TRIP too bad no one can afford to road trip any sigh If nothing else it will help you take a trip in you head and might even inspire you to research weird destinations I know they actually had a travel show on the air for a while but I don't know if it's still on It's a great coffee table book I'll have to add that shelfwith nice photos and interesting tidbits of information His Punishment up Weird US Chris is also an actor and comedian has contributed writing to shows on Comedy Central and has acted on a number of TV programs including Late Night with Conan O'Brien He is a performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in ManhattanChris grew Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula up in West Orange New Jersey a few short blocks from the laboratory where Thomas Edison once put on public electrocutions of a variety of animals Now he lives in Astoria The Test ueens just a stone's throw from the Hell Gate section of the East River where over one thousand people perished in the General Slocum steamboat fire of 1904. If you live or are thinking of traveling in NYS do yourself a favor and pick The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me up this book It's full of fun information and neat destination It just screams ROAD TRIP too bad no one can afford to road trip any sigh If nothing else it will help you take a trip in you head and might even inspire you to research weird destinations I know they actually had a travel show on the air for a while but I don't know if it's still on It's a great coffee table book I'll have to add that shelfwith nice photos and interesting tidbits of information