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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Java Center New York hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State
Wild turkeys, diamondback terrapins, coyotes, piping plovers, great egrets, pileated woodpeckers, leatherback turtles, bobcats, woodchucks, canvasbacks, blue-winged warblers, peregrine falcons, little brown bats, bottle-nosed dolphins, brown thrashers, bald eagles, smooth green snakes, bobolinks, great horned owls, minks, harbor seals, screech owls, snowy egrets, porcupines, American goldfinches, cardinals, painted turtles, big brown bats, snapping turtles, black racer snakes, fishers, common loons, spotted turtles, sea turtles, pilot whales, spring peepers, black capped chickadees, beavers, white-winged scoters, oldsquaws, spotted salamanders, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, whip-poor-wills, Eastern gray squirrels, brown garter snakes, red foxes, Eastern bluebirds, box turtles, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, raccoons, northern shovelers, ruffed grouse, Baltimore orioles, snowshoe hares, water snakes, fiddler crabs, otters, widgeons, Eastern chipmunks, great blue herons, woodcocks, porpoises, snowy owls, gray foxes, red-winged blackbirds, belted kingfishers, black vultures, milk snakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, hooded mergansers, muskrats, pintails, White-tailed deer, bobwhite quails, horseshoe crabs, common goldeneyes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, scarlet tanagers, black-crowned night herons, common egrets, ospreys, turkey vultures, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, black bears, rufous sided towhees, weasels, opossums, common nighthawks, Eastern timber rattlesnakes and red-breasted mergansers are among the wild animals of New York State.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Folklore in New York State
The Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; 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 ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; 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; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); 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 Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; and the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; 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 more weird folklore associated with New York State.
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