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@Read E-pub ⚼ Weird New York õ 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 quantity 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 down 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 state big 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 Bigfoot he 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 the 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 muchChris 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, Queens, 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 The weird books are always great They re filled with a bunch of interesting day trips to strange and or scary places I spent a large part of my teenagehood driving to the ones in Weird NJ Most of the places of Weird NY are in Long Island which honestly just figures You all know what I think about that place anyway. I always enjoy these books It s nice light reading and it balances out things when I am reading weightier books. I thought the stories in this book were great, and really, really entertaining But, when I bought it, I had hoped it would beabout places I could actually visit Unfortunately, it was mostly ghost stories and myths that didn t seem to come from very credible sources By this I mean they seemed like random accounts from one or two people, not well known legends I did enjoy the book, though, and I am glad I have it I was especially excited to see Magic Forest and The House of Frankenste I thought the stories in this book were great, and really, really entertaining But, when I bought it, I had hoped it would beabout places I could actually visit Unfortunately, it was mostly ghost stories and myths that didn t seem to come from very credible sources By this I mean they seemed like random accounts from one or two people, not well known legends I did enjoy the book, though, and I am glad I have it I was especially excited to see Magic Forest and The House of Frankenstein Wax Museum up in Lake George in the book, two places I visit almost every trip up there.I recommend this book to everyone who loves fun stories and myths, but not for the actual travel suggestions 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 US.The 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 ab 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 US.The 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 unique 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 book.I 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