New York NY hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in New York New York USA. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of New York State. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of New York State.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your New York New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech). are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Places to See in New York
The numerous attractions of New York City itself include Carnegie Deli, founded in 1937 and famed for its huge pastrami and corned beef sandwiches; Grimaldi's pizzeria at No.1 Front Street in Brooklyn; the 21 Club in Manhattan, once a speakeasy; South Street Seaport with its shops, museum and the tall ship Peking; the United Nations Headquarters; Nathan's Famous hot dogs, served to British royalty by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; the theatres of Broadway; Times Square; Chinatown; the Chrysler Building; Junior's in Brooklyn, famed for its cheesecake since 1950; the Bohemian Greenwich Village; Madison Square Gardens; Ellis Island; Columbia University; the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; the Rockefeller Center; the financial world of Wall Street; New York Public Library where some of Christoper Robin Milne's original toys, including Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore, are on display in the basement; the historic Keens Steak House in Manhattan, with its huge display of smoking pipes; the Statue of Liberty; Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, said for many years to be the best steak house in New York; the Coney Island seaside resort; the elite Park Avenue; the Cathedral of St John the Divine; the elegant Russian Tea Room, first opened by Russian emigres in 1927; Grand Central Terminal; cosmopolitam Brooklyn; the famous Rainbow Room restaurant; the Brooklyn Bridge; the Morgan Library; Washington Square; Macy's Department Store in its Beaux Arts building on Herald Square, still one of the largest department stores in the world and the first to have an in-store Santa Claus (it was the setting for Miracle on 34th Street); the shopping Mecca of Fifth Avenue; the Art Deco Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; Manhattan Island; Serendipity 3 restaurant with its Frrrozen Hot Chocolate; Katz's Deli in Lower East Side, famed for its hot dogs and pastrami sandwiches since 1888 and the site of Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in When Harry Met Sally; the Museum of Modern Art or MoMa; Lombardi's in Little Italy, serving pizzas since 1905 and claiming to be the first pizzeria in the USA; the huge Central Park; Grant's Tomb; Sardi's in Manhattan, opened in 1927, probably the most famous restaurant in the USA and home to a magnificent display of celebrity caricatures; Carnegie Hall; Cleopatra's Needle; L & B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, famed for its Sicilian pizza; breakfast at Tiffany's, perhaps the most famous jeweller in the world; the Guggenheim Museum; the American Museum of Natural History; Gallagher's Steak House in Manhattan, founded in 1927; the Lincoln Center including the Metropolitan Opera House; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Empire State Building; and the Plaza Hotel.
State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in New York State
Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark and the habitat of bears and other wildlife; Labrador Hollow Unique Area; Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Watkins Glen State Park, on Seneca Lake, with its cliffs and eighteen waterfalls; Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the USA; Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary; Allegany State Park near Salamanca, with black bears, beavers and more, often revealed in the evening by spotlights around Red House Lake; Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca; the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains; Sterling Forest State Park; Nelson Swamp Unique Area; Robert Moses State Park in the Thousand Islands area; Finger Lakes National Forest; the wild Adirondack Park, inhabited by black bears and increasing numbers of moose and with its famous Great Camps, wilderness lodges of the wealthy; Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area; Great Swamp Conservancy; Catskill Park with its forest inhabited by bears, bobcats and other animals as well as, perhaps, the Catskill gnomes; and Letchworth State Park with its waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of New York State.
Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends and Monsters in New York State
The witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; and events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon; the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; and the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Dallas, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, San Francisco, New Orleans, Anchorage, Sacramento, Savannah, Skagway, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Honolulu, Juneau, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Los Angeles, St Louis, San Diego, Fairbanks, Washington DC, Phoenix, Chicago, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Miami and Atlantic City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, rodeos, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, the Everglades, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi and the Disney resorts. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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