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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.  +
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A dilapidated old shop nestled into the foothills of Jericho proper. Wide set, with uneven floors and tightly crammed dusty shelves, the wares boast everything to can your goods, reroof your house, repair your boat, feed your chickens, and brush up on your taxidermy. Many of the locals have accounts that have been open a few generations back. The owners now are [[Helen Wachter]], a young but highly capable tinkerer, who takes after her late father George Wachter (died during a “hunting accident”), and her brother [[Ralph Wachter]], a 21 year old n’e’er do well, who is at least able to do the heavy lifting and often gets given house calls as the local repair man. Helen is typically overwhelmed by the shop but prefers it to leaving the doors - too antisocial to really be involved in the day to day of Jericho. Born mostly deaf, Helen reads lips and doesn’t talk often unless she’s familiar with people. She has printouts at the ready for those who need instructions on projects, or offers her brother up to the task. He has nothing better to do after all.  +
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A large, three-story house on Murray Hill in Manhattan, this converted home boasts a light yellow paint job that is soothing to the eye, and an enormous garden on the property. Framed by hedgerows bursting with flowers nearly year-long, as well as a stone garden, reflecting pool in the back, and window boxes full of blooms. The Serenity Funeral Home projects an air of calm, a respectful place of solace to plan and perform the final services of a dearly departed loved one. Within, guests and mourners are greeted by one of New York's most beautiful indoor botanical experiences, outside of the Gardens themselves. While all of the flowers can and are able to be swapped on request, the immense riot of blooms presents a relaxing air to those going through their time of grief. With several large interior rooms to facilitate the viewing and wake of one's choice, the interior is adorned and furnished in tasteful woods, comfortable furniture, and a fully stocked kitchen. Crewed by a courteous, respectful staff, capable of seeing to every aspect of such a somber and important experience, from arrangements, catering and decoration, to appropriate and necessary services for travel, transportation, and even if necessary permits for funerary processions through the city. Serenity Funeral Home also offers on-site grief counselling, both one on one and family therapy, and takes all forms of insurance. Payment to the funeral home can be made on a sliding scale plan. Serving all cemeteries for the city of New York and Westchester County.  +
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A lush garden in the hedge. Sweeping gravel paths, flanked with strips of neatly manicured lawn and then dense, tangled beds of roses. Growing impossibly tall, looming over the path and meeting above to form a green roof over the trails. Sunlight, hot summer sunlight, filters down, tinted green by leaves or yellow-pink-orange by petals, shifting as the plants above sway in the breeze. Here and there, an ornamental stone statue. A stag looking heroic and heraldic, perhaps, or a classically muscular chap posing dramatically. Beauty and pain tied together. Somewhere for clandestine meetings and secret rendezvous. A maze of flowers and thorns that one can disappear in when one needs to. A place dripping with romance, but romance that hurts. Here, The Rose Queen lives among the thorns. A hedge ghost, a thing of tangled-up emotion and strange urges. She doesn't speak to the visitors to her garden, instead simply observing them from amidst the foliage as they go about their business. She writes about what she sees, producing little snippets of poetry based on the antics of the changelings in her garden. Sometimes she leaves that poetry for visitors to read. Secrets in the garden often don't stay that way.  +
A small and jammed to the ceiling bookshop run by David Ester. A wise and helpful old man who seeks to help ghosts and Bound alike. The shop itself doesn't seem to have any sort of real hours, only a sign on the front that reads Open or Closed, though usually 7 days a week, you'll find the door unlocked and the lights on. Sometimes David may or may not be around, but customers who frequent the place are usually held to the honor system of paying for their books. A small black cat named Alibi runs around the stacks, greeting new customers and searching for treats.  +
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A small county jail is built onto the back of the sheriff’s department. It feels like it is a right of passage for most the people of Jericho to spend at least one night sleeping off a few too many in their drunk tank. Sheriff Horne and his deputies gather around for morning meetings here before heading out to try and keep the peace in the sleepy little town.  +
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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.  +
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Accessed via the roof of 550 Central Park West, the entrance to the Autumn Hollow appears as a simple pair of doors leading nowhere, and to non-Autumn Changelings, is only visible if one climbs the entire way up via the building's stairs. Those of the Court may take the elevator. Beyond those doors lies a vast plane of twilight, the sky a half crimson as the sun turns red beyond the horizon. Ahead beckons tangled fields of briar and pumpkins, forming paths that lead to a maze of cornrows overseen by immense scarecrows which seem to attract swarms of oversized crows despite their intended purpose. All serve as the initial lines of defence of Autumn, spreading out in all directions to ring an impossibly huge Oak, its branches bare of leaves and each large enough to house both residence and workspaces. Each barren branch has been hollowed out and capped by a large telescope, some which look outwards towards the enemies of both the Court and Freehold, while others bend upwards to seek augury and information within the skies of the Hedge. Within the Great Observatory, the halls wind through endless corridors filled with all manner of oddity and threat trapped in amber cases, sustained through time by Autumn sorcery and divulging the information about each that one might seek. The main hall of the Hollow is a comfortable space of quiet and contemplation, with places to sit and read, write or catalogue as one might wish, while all throughout mirrors, shew stones, crystals, and scrying pools have been set out near seating so that the sorcerers of Autumn might seek what information they wish in comfort, a staff of hobs providing food and drink as needed. Much of the furnishings are built out of the tree itself, including shelves, seating, beds And other fixtures. Rather than glass, the windows are made of a clear, incredibly strong sap produced by the tree, which is lit throughout by globes and braziers that illuminate a pure, cool light from pools of water held within.  
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Along the northern ridge overlooking the hollar is a winding unpaved road that leads to the Murphy Family farm. A large clearing has been made, and the house is built right up close to the ridge. On one side of the house is a large barn filled to the brim with kennels and hunting dogs. The sounds of old football games playing on loop can be heard from within, something to keep their newest Guest at peace. On the other side of the home a small field of wild flowers, headstones poking up from between them where the rest of the Murphy Clan has been laid to rest. The house was built originally in the late eighteen hundreds, but more modern additions have been built onto it. Nearly five generations of Murphy grew up in this home, many of them from birth to death, only the newest generation having broken this long tradition to move out onto their own. Now the old place was too large and too empty for the old grumpy man that lived there.  +
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As one approaches Le Carnivale Magnifique, the entrance is a gateway to enchantment, marked by regal red and gold circus tents that stretch across the landscape. The sprawling carnival grounds reveal a majestic Ferris Wheel towering above, offering a breathtaking view of the whimsical festivities below. Illuminated by radiant lights, the carnival comes alive, beckoning visitors with its kaleidoscope of colors and the promise of otherworldly experiences. Among the myriad attractions, Le Carnivale Magnifique boasts an array of rides that captivate the senses. The Ferris Wheel, a timeless classic, stands as a sentinel overlooking the festivities. Whirling carousels, dizzying roller coasters, and gravity-defying rides enthrall attendees, each one contributing to the symphony of laughter and excitement. The mysterious "Cone of Tragedy" sign hints at an enigmatic experience, while the grandeur of the Circus, with its acrobats and mystical performers, promises a spectacle like no other. At the fringes of the carnival's enchantment lies a unique community on wheels. A convoy of trucks, RVs, and vans forms a nomadic village where the tireless workers and performers of Le Carnivale Magnifique call home. Amidst the vibrant chaos of the carnival, these mobile abodes provide a backstage glimpse into the lives of those who create the magic, fostering a close-knit camaraderie that enhances the extraordinary atmosphere of the carnival.  +
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At Fort Washington Park, just in between Henry Hudson Parkway and the Hudson River, there's a small oasis of green that leads out to a bank on the river, and there is a strange collection of dozens of people-sized stacks of stones spanning across a hundred or so yards of shoreline.  +
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Built in 1663 as a Dutch blockhouse, Fort Wadsworth is a former United States military installation on Staten Island in New York City, situated on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower halves, a natural point for defense of the Upper Bay and Manhattan beyond.  +
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Built on the dock of Hutchin’s Pond, a very large pond that probably doesn’t need a dock, is The Schooner. This nautical themed bar is a popular watering hole for the locals. Come down and get a plate of grilled catfish and a couple beers.  +
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Built on the ruins of the old Coal Mine, the newly manufactured Luxidine Facility promises a bright new future for the people of Grey County. It sports a large central warehouse with machinery to produce very precise machine parts, a fully equipped medical wing for on site injuries, employee gym and sauna.  +
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By 1966, changing technologies, especially containerized cargo, had made this whole facility – and especially its atrium – obsolete. That year the Army Terminal was decommissioned, though it limped along with a few federal agencies continuing to occupy its cavernous spaces. In 1981, the complex was sold to New York City, and it is now a abandoned industrial park. The sub levels of which have been taken over by Pepper Morrison. Nicknamed "The Hub" or sometimes "The Server" it's sub levels act as a giant computer space where she sets up watch over the City's Social Media and News feeds. Outside of the office, there are other rooms used for various needs among the Covenant, and plenty left open and ready for use. Should Firebrands find themselves in dire straights they are welcome to slumber here, but its not recommended for a permanent residence. The architectural highlight of the enormous Brooklyn Army Terminal is the central atrium of Building B, a space that looks unlike anything you will find in a modern warehouse or factory. The complex is made up of two nearly-identical main buildings, the primary difference between the two is Building B’s central atrium. Freight trains could drive directly into the building and unload their cargo onto the loading docks. Two 5-ton traveling electric cranes spanned overhead, each able to move the width and length of the space on a track. Each could lower a cable that would then be attached to items unloaded from the trains. The offset balconies were designed so that this overhead crane can deposit cargo in each level and each sector of the building. Once deposited into the warehouse, cargo could be moved through the buildings by means of a network of connecting skybridges, and eventually moved down onto three enormous waterfront piers and loaded onto ships.  +
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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.  +
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.  +
Coney Island is a New York City neighborhood that features an amusement area that includes 50 or more separate rides and attractions; it's not a centrally managed amusement park like Disneyland or Six Flags. This has leant to its persistent carnival-esque ambiance. Home of the Coney Island Cyclone locus.  +
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Consisting of three primary structures, the "Tent of Tomorrow", the Observation Towers, and the "Theaterama", the New York State Pavilion was, in addition to the two World's Fairs it was constructed for, home to countless TV and movie sets, including Men in Black and Iron Man 2 (Stark Expo). In the decades after the Fairs, it was neglected and abandoned, though it was briefly opened to the public for the 50th Anniversary in 2014, provided visitors signed waivers and wore hard hats. While restoration has been debated for years, no concrete plans have yet come together.  +
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Contrary to what it may appear, Governors Island is not the residence of the New York Governor; the native Lenape called it Paggank, or "nut island", which the Dutch called Noten Eylandt, and the English called Nutten Island, before it was renamed sometime in the 1780s. It's a popular seasonal destination, open to the public during the spring and summer months, with a rich selection of free arts and cultural events, recreational activities, and educational programming. It's accessed by ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan.  +