New York Curiosities
How many people do you know whose resume reads: musical saw player, bell ringer, New York State attraction…?
Well, my resume doesn’t actually say the last bit, though now it officially can:
A new book (available at major book stores) is ‘New York Curiosities’ by Cindy Perman, recommends the most interesting things to see in New York State. As the back cover says, this book is “your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places and things the Empire State has to offer”.
In this book tourists are recommended to visit everything from a castle built out of found objects in the Hudson Valley to a museum devoted to Jell-O in western New York, a two-story outhouse in central New York and the Loch Ness monster’s long lost American cousin in the Adirondacks. The last chapter in the book is devoted to NYC, and it opens with a two page account of…
(Quote from the book, page 249):
In the bustling Times Square subway station, there’s a strange sound. It’s angelic. It’s otherworldly. Woo woo woo woo eee ahh oh oooh… You can’t quite put your finger on it. A violin? No, wait. An opera singer. Hold on a sec. Is it even…gulp…human?”…
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches