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Once Sunset Park's 68th Precinct, this Byzantine building has fallen into disrepair and is now home not to justice, but to feral cats and occasion visiting teenagers. It is supposedly under construction, but little work outside of the initial scaffolding seems to have taken place. A fire some time ago gutted the interior, causing a 3 story collapse. The only way to access the back of the building is by traversing precarious beams and a 10-foot drop into the basement. The upper floors are only accessible by scaling the front of the building.  +
The 6½ Avenue is a north-south pedestrian passageway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, running from West 51st to West 57th Streets between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The pedestrian-only avenue is a one-quarter mile (400 m) corridor of privately owned public spaces, such as open-access lobbies and canopied spaces, which are open during the day.  +
Subway stations dot New York City, and any number of goings-on can go down in them.  +
AIRE Ancient Baths, located in a restored historical textile factory in the heart of TriBeCa, is a luxury spa. Following the ancient traditions of the Romans, Greeks, and Ottomans, one is able to experience a number of sensations across the various baths of different temperatures in search of ultimate relaxation. For others, professional massage and one of a kind experiences may tempt for a bit of self care. Open to the public or reservations, AIRE is the place to relax within the city.  +
Further up the Hawk River, a spot known as Abbot's Point is a well known locale for a hot afternoon. A bit of a trek out into the woods brings you to a turning point in the river before it becomes faster and far more dangerous, where the water thins onto a small beach, and widens into a wading pool lined with smooth rocks. Lush forest foliage overhangs creating a beautiful spot for a private swim.  +
Scottish immigrant Francis Bannerman achieved his American dream and made a mint collecting and selling army surplus goods (cannons, Civil War uniforms, etc.). After a major purchase following the Spanish-American Civil War, Bannerman had to find a larger space to set up shop. Luckily, he stumbled upon Pollepel Island on the Hudson River, a perfect place to erect a Scottish-style castle (as one does). Throughout the 20th century, the structure went through hell: a gunpowder explosion, ferryboat crash, and three-day fire. For normal people eyes, it is a run-down building on an island with no trespassing.  +
Once a prominent location in Jericho, the small but formidable Bethlem Psychiatric Hospital located just outside city lines invited patients from varying counties and states. Owned by the Shelly family, it boasted country air to clear the mind, and a knowledgeable staff of 15 - doctors, nurses, cooks, and caretakers. In 1924, the hospital itself burned to the ground. Records state the fire started in the basement but rumors passed down say it was the attic in flames first. Twenty-nine people died in the fire, including the entirety of the patients and the majority of staff. Since, the Shelly family has carried the dark shame of the tragedy on their shoulders. Today, the grounds of Bethlem are merely the cemetery which continued on, serving the small town of Jericho’s needs as the population waxed and waned through good times and bad. In the center of the land, the hospital foundation remains, a large rectangular foundation, overgrown with grass and weeds. It’s said of course to be haunted, and townsfolk who dare come close to be terrified by every bump in the night. Popular among teenagers and even, for those who have nothing better to do in the area, a small tourist attraction. The Shelly family continues to maintain the cemetery, passed down to the current matriarch [[Lisbet Shelly]]. A young but shrewd business woman who doesn’t care for nonsense and prefers her privacy. Her grandmother, [[Briar Shelly]] lives on the grounds just past it with Lisbet in the Shelly mansion, a dilapidated two story in need of extreme repair.  +
Owned by Butch Mitchem, it is an known location for werewolves of the tribes of the moon to come and eat or just meet with others, the serving staff are wolfblooded and in the know, but discrettion is still required, regular people do come in to eat though the place can be closed for "Private Events" depending on the need or there is a private space set up for werewolves only where they can talk without concern. Despite its welcoming nature violence is frowned upon and swiftly ended by the owner. There is a large dining area split by a half wall with one side giving access to a bar counter and the open view kitchen where you can see the cooking staff working on the food and most often that not the owner and head cook himself Butch, he's as memorable as the food. '''Fetish - Lores Hearth:''' [[File:Dot-filled.png|10px]][[File:Dot-filled.png|10px]] A large custom made grill to accommodate cooking different classes of dishes, with stoves, the grill itself, oven, counter, etc. Any roll to cook food gets a +2 bonus, plus anything cooked using the grill can feed any werewolf up to PU 5, it doesn't do anything about their need to hunt, but they won't go hungry at the very least or miss out on some dishes due to feeding restrictions.  +
Housing two matinee screens and a fancy new popcorn machine, the Borsa Theater is still in the lead for one of the only things to do in town. Movies play in the evenings, Thursday - Friday, with a Sunday matinee from 12 - 4pm. The space was once an old Paper Mill and anyone over 45 still calls it just that. The space is said to be haunted by the local teens who work there, ever since Vance Tillerton died in Theater 1, Seat G3, while watching Kong: Skull Island for the fourth time. It's not uncommon for that chair to remain empty out of respect or fear.  +
The Bow Bridge is a cast iron bridge located in Central Park, New York City, crossing over the Lake and used as a pedestrian walkway. It's decorated with an interlocking circles banister, with eight planting urns on top of decorative bas-relief panels, and it also happens to be a Tur location for the Uratha of New York City. Common Ghost Wolf meeting spot.  +
The Brass Feather Repair and Fabrication Shop is a fairly unassuming little repair shop in Brooklyn, near the East River. It is run by an equally unassuming woman by the name of Canary Quill, who might not seem like the most mechanically inclined at first glance but is shockingly knowledgeable about a great many things, especially when it comes to her business. She always likes getting new customers, and will enthusiastically tell people about her trade when asked about it. The Brass Feather is incredibly well stocked, with professional-grade tools in many crafting disciplines and a large reserve of materials. Rumors are that the proprietor keeps rarer, more expensive materials under lock and key in the back room for customers willing to pay a pretty penny for them. The Brass Feather is a public shop where people can either pay to use the equipment in the shop to do craft and repair work or pay to have the shop's very skilled proprietor do the work for them.  +
The Hills around Jericho are covered in old dark forests. Canopies of deciduous trees stretch up to block most sunlight from reaching the brush covered forest floor. The calls of deer, the son of birds, and the scuttling of critters can be heard all around here. This place is the source of so many folks livelihood, yet danger seems to lurk in the dark recesses of the wood.  +
The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx operates one of the world's largest research and conservation programs and a public park that over one million people visit annually. Founded in 1877, it contains over 50 varities of gardens and plant collections, including a serene, cascading waterfall, wetlands, is is also home to one of the rare (and smelly) corpse flowers. The Thain Forest is a 50-acre plot of trees within the New York Botanical Garden, it is the largest surviving remnant of the city’s original woodland. The old-growth forest provides a rare opportunity to walk among trees that pre-date the American Revolution by centuries. The patch of trees has never been logged and has remained largely untouched. Visitors can traverse paths that follow the original hunting trails of the Lenape Native Americans and pass by marks carved by glaciers thousands of years ago.  +
A beach in the Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn it contains a boat graveyard with over two dozen ships, many dating from the park's expansion in the 1960s. The bay is on the edge of Calvert Vaux Park and a car junkyard. A small path leads the curious adventurer down a slope, through tall brush that reveals the hidden beach. You’d assume fine grain sand would cover the landscape and bleed into the water, but this is not the case. Quite the opposite, this site features large, slippery rocks, red bricks, big chunks of asphalt from unknown streets, and trash, as if it were Brooklyn’s personal disposal bin. Often used as a meeting point between nature aligned people. Especially water and nature-based Changelings. Everyone who loves nature is welcome.  +
Located on the water in Lower Manhattan, the iconic Battery Maritime Building is one of the last remaining Beaux-Arts style ferry terminals of the twentieth century. Designed in 1906 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, it soon became Casa Cipriani, a true private members club in the modern sense claims to "bring together an eclectic community who shares life’s simple pleasures" -- basically, it's where extremely rich people hang out. The building includes Casa Cipriani's luxury 47 rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking the Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty, as well as every number of attendant lounges, a drawing room, a classic Cipriani restaurant and several bars, a spa, jazz cafe, living room spaces, outdoor terraces, a stunning rooftop space, a private screening room, and even a poker lounge. The dress code is discriminating, to say the least. In fact, Casa Cipriani is so refined and its reputation so spotless, that among the Kindred there was a little rumor that the Duchess Natasha Arroyo had visited the place once and then decided to buy it. Whether or not that was true, only she knows. The fact that Casa Cipriani is home to so many private events and that exclusivity is a regular occurrence just makes it all the more of a prime location for Kindred to convene.  +
Central Park is an urban park nestled in between the Upper East and Upper West side, over 840 acres of protected parkland right at the heart of bustling Manhattan. It is the most-filmed location in the world. Main attractions include landscapes such as the Ramble and Lake, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and Sheep Meadow; amusement attractions such as Wollman Rink, Central Park Carousel, and the Central Park Zoo; formal spaces such as the Central Park Mall and Bethesda Terrace; and the Delacorte Theater. The biologically diverse ecosystem has several hundred species of flora and fauna. Recreational activities include carriage-horse and bicycle tours, bicycling, sports facilities, and concerts and events such as Shakespeare in the Park.  +
The C'est la vie is a Hollow restaurant run by the Spring Court. When you visit '135 Atlantic Avenue', accessing the hollow through a fake bookshelf in the restaurant above. Once below, they are taken into the folds of a secret setting. Stone walls meet with Rococo-inspired design pieces. Rich gold and lush crimson palettes meet floral design and lace. Visitors can snack on crispy frog legs and truffle-mushroom croquettes while sipping cocktails such as the Rococo, flavored with oolong tea and kaffir lime, and the Smoke & Mirrors, flavored with blueberry-lavender cordial and bergamot.  +
The Hollow smells of sweet earth, it's a strange mixture of an underground bunker meeting a cave. Parts of the walls are metal with various racks and hooks for the former owner's tools to hang on, while other parts are rock or dirt facing with built in wooden shelves lined with plants. A little stove hangs out in the corner and along another wall, a series of bottles with faded labels, some containing powders, others liquids, others had dried completely or contained herbs that didn't seem as if they'd come from earth. <br><br> More 'tunnels' led further back suggesting rooms he was slowly adding on to. Ones they could take over and continue with if they desired. One cove houses a bedroom, another a tiny den like space with a large chair for a man that was surely over 6' tall. The space is large enough one spot could easily fit two or three.  +
The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River. This privately financed project opened in 1995. Situated on Piers 59, 60 and 61 and in the head house that connects them, the complex features the Golf Club, a multi-story driving range; the Field House, which contains numerous sports and training facilities; Sky Rink, which has two full-sized ice rinks; the Chelsea Piers Fitness health club; Bowlmor at Chelsea Piers, a bowling alley; and Sunset Terrace, a venue that hosts weddings. The complex also includes several event centers; the Studios film and television production facilities; and the Maritime Center marina for mooring private boats.  +
Church of the Good Shepherd is an Anglican/Episcopal Parish of the Diocese of New York and has been in existence for 100 years, since its inception as a preaching station on a Sunday in November, 1909.. It is a culturally-diverse and multigenerational congregation. We are a beacon of God's love and compassion, striving to spread the Gospel beyond the doors of our Church. Underneath it is a Lancea et Sanctum sanctuary formerly run by Daniel Graham, that was open to all Kindred save the Crones. Now it is in the hands of the loyal remnants of the Lancea, particularly Mama Jackie.  +