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New York

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The New York Folklore Society

NY Waterway - Bus & ferry info.

NJ Tranist - Info on train & bussing around from NY to NJ.

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - Info on path trains, tunnels & bridges, airports, ferrys and some general travel info.

New York City & The Boroughs

Don't forget to always check Citysearch or listen to 880 am (traffic on the 8s) or 1010 am (traffic
on the 1s), there are parades way too often in the city and they really make traffic unbearable sometimes. New York City for Visitors

Brooklyn Museum of Art - $4, $2 with valid stuident ID, old folks $1.50. Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, 1st Saturday of the month 11am - 11pm, other Saturdays 11am - 6pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day. See the site for directions & current exhibits.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5,000 years of art. Tons of collections including Arms & Armor, the Cloisters (see below), The Costume Institute, Egyptian Art, Greek & Roman art, Medieval art and a lot more. 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, New York 10028-0198 Recorded Information: 212-535-7710, Hours Friday 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Closed Mondays, January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 25. Admission: $10 suggested donation for adults, Students & Seniors $5.

The Cloisters museum - the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to medieval art, incorporates sections of European cloisters, a chapter house, and other architectural elements, both domestic and religious, all dating from the 12th through the 15th century. Spectacular medieval sculptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, splendid goldsmiths’ work, and glorious stained glass. (212) 923-3700. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-5:15 (March-October). See the site for events, directions, and special exhibits. Located in Fort Tryon Park. (If the link doesn't work, go to the main met page, then collections, and it will be listed there). Fordam University's site about the Cloisters - this is a much better site, great pictures, full tour through the buildings.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (Bronx, NY) - The final home of Edgar Allan Poe. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Administered by the Bronx County Historical Society. For more information, contact: The Historical Society 3309 Bainbridge Avenue The Bronx, NY 10467 (718) 881-8900. Closed from around December 15 to Jan 18. Admission $2.

Cryptkeeper Tours - 2 hour tour in NYC of murder, madness & suicide of infamous people, the tour is taken in a vintage hearse. $45 per person, there are usually 2 tours per evening and it leaves from outside of the Jekyl and Hyde bar. Call 888-394-3633 or see the web site for more info.

The Frick Collection Museum - one of the must see art museums in the city, they had an incredible display of Victorian Faery paintings in early 1999.

Museum of Modern Art - 11 West 53rd st, NYC, NY, 10019, 212-708-9400. Hours: 10:30 am–5:45 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am–8:15 pm Friday Closed Wednesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Admission: Adults $10, Adults including Artphone audio guide $14, Adults including special exhibition audio tour $14, Students with ID and senior citizens over 65 $6.50, including Artphone audio guide $10.50, including special exhibition audio tour $10.50, Children under 16 accompanied by an adult free.

Tenement Museum - A unique museum: New York's Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Take a virtual reality tour of the old tenement building and hear about the people who once inhabited those rundown rooms.

Long Island

Nassau County Museum of Art - One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY (out on Long Island). Directions: Long Island Expressway to Exit 39N (Glen Cove Road North). Go approximately 2 miles to Northern Blvd. (Rt. 25A) and turn left. At the second light, turn right into entrance to museum. They have a shop, a bookstore and a cafe (Tues-Sun 11am-4pm). I don't know anything about what is there aside from some Rodin sculptures.

New York State outside of New York City

From - "Holiday Inn. The ghost of a little girl, who was burnt to death in a house that once stood here, now haunts the modern motel built over the ashes of her home. Guests, maids, managers, and bellboys have all witnessed Tanya's playful spirit. People usually report her jumping on beds in empty rooms or running through the halls at night. Manager Scott Swagler says: "Our housekeepers have stories about Tanya that could fill a book." (Buffalo is in the Niagara River in extreme western New York. The hotel is on Grand Island. Take the Grand Island exit off I-190, just west of Buffalo. Holiday Inn, Grand Island, NY 14072. Phone: 716-773-1111.)"

Forest Park cemetery, Troy, NY - Forest Park cemetery is known to be in the top ten haunted cemeteries in the country. It is an old deserted cemetery- no new bodies have been buried there for many years. Many ghosts have been sighted there, photos of strange things have also been taken and published in the local newspapers. A renowned psychic says the cemetery was build on an Indian burial ground, and the spiritual activity is very turbulent and malicious.

Historic Hauntings Fundraiser - Youngstown, NY. Spirits from the past haunt the fort. Tour the historic "French Castle" (c.1726) in darkness and candlelight, and meet some of the fort's more "permanent" residents. Patrons will be organized into groups of approximately 20 persons and led through the haunted fortress. Each group will take about 40 minutes to go through. Oct 22, 23, 29 & 30 1999.
Also available to ticket holders: tours of the historic cemetery (6:45pm - 10:00pm) and tales by the fire. Tickets are available by advance sale only, and are not refundable. Changes are subject to space availability and must be made more than one week in advance of original ticket date. A $2 processing fee will be charged for all changes made. Historic Hauntings is NOT recommended for children under 12 years old. Children under 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. Patrons should bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and wear sensible footwear. Ticket Sales: (716) 745-7611 Major Credit Card Accepted.

Salem, NY Founded 1761 - in this town you can find a Landmark tour which includes early 1800s homes, and churches built from 1797 to the early 1800s.

The Witch of Salem, New York - This is what is known about a historical account of Margaret Tilford around 1777, thought to be a witch.


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