Strange but True New York City

Tales of the Big Apple
Howard, S. B. (Book - 2005 )
Strange but True New York City

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Baker & Taylor
A quirky, offbeat journey to some of America's most important cities provides a close-up look at some of the real-life stories behind startling headlines, unusual laws, and obscure police reports, with little-known facts about life in each city, profiles of eccentric inhabitants, and weird anecdotes that capture the strange-but-true world of urban America.

Globe Fearon Co
This compulsively readable guide looks deep into the heart of New York City, uncovering the stories behind startling headlines, quirky laws, and obscure police logs. From classic "strange but true" tales that made the national news to little-known, but equally odd, reports to the city desk, each story could only happen here.

Uncover some of the Big Apple's most bizarre news items--classic "strange but true" stories that reached the "and finally" sections of news reports worldwide. Included here is the story about the man who kept a tiger and an alligator as pets in his Harlem apartment; the latest call-out service, whereby thrill seeking New Yorkers can arrange their own kidnapping experience; and the adventures of an NYC postal worker who mailed himself to his parents in Dallas to skimp on the fare home.

Also featured are little-known facts about life in the big city, such as the antiquated law against leaving a mannequin undressed in a shop window (although it's legal for Macy's to sell used underwear). From incredible anecdotes and eccentric stories to news of the weird, Strange But True: New York will amuse and inform in equal measure.

Authors: Howard, S. B.
Statement of Responsibility: S.B. Howard
Title: Strange but true New York City
tales of the Big Apple
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Globe Pequot Press, c2005
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 17 cm.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) History Anecdotes New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs Anecdotes New York (N.Y.) Biography Anecdotes Curiosities and wonders New York (State) New York Anecdotes
Topical Term: Curiosities and wonders
LCCN: 2004060917
ISBN: 0762736798
Branch Call Number: 974.71 H
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