The New York Grimpendium

"A droll and gruesome Baedeker...readers might die laughing, gag on its tasteless subject matter or even shed a tear or two." —Sam Roberts, New York Times

Winner of a 2013 Lowell Thomas Gold Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

Part personal travelogue, part guidebook, this book covers hundreds of macabre sites, attractions, and artifacts, all drawn from the firsthand experiences of J.W. Ocker, who covered 9,000 miles of New York roadway to visit such sites as a 19th-century brain collection to the home of an artist whose muses are serial killers to a ship graveyard, and many other of New York's creepier parts.