Strange But True: New York City

Tales Of The Big Apple

Book Description

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.

About Howard, S. B.

S. B. Howard has lived and worked in New York City for more than thirty years. A resident of the Upper East Side, she has lived in walk-ups and high-rises; explored by bus, subway, and foot; been caught in blackouts and blizzards; and traveled extensively, always returning to New York City, her home. A publishing professional all her working life, she has written a number of books under different pen names.