Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City

Little-Known Tales About Gotham's People and Places
Product Number: EB00730331
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510700130
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

Urban legends, unsolved murders, and historical oddities from the five boroughs . . . Even many native New Yorkers don't know all the secrets of their city. This book takes you on a tour, uptown, downtown, and below ground, with fascinating stories that range from a cross-dressing governor to a celebrity-filled cemetery. Learn about the General Slocum steamboat disaster in 1904 that killed over a thousand people; the man who claimed to survive a jump off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886; the persistent rumors of alligators in the sewers; and much more—in a treasury of tales as colorful as the city itself.

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Author(s): Tim Rowland
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2016

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