Rip Van Winkle & Ichabod Crane: Visit The Region That Inspired The CharactersAuthor Washington Irving is best known for writing two mystical tales of fiction. Both took place in an area in Upstate New York which some call the most haunted place on earth.
Update: Tri-State Area Mass Transportation Shutdown UnderwayGov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a system-wide shutdown of the Metropolitan Transit Authority starting at noon Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene. LIRR, PATH, Metro-North and NJ service will also be suspended.