When you use Facebook Marketplace, you can find some really good deals. Can you find some bizarre items? In Utica, someone is selling this deer coffee table. Is it real?

According to the posting, yes, it's real:

I'm selling a Fawn Coffee Table for $650.00. Originally priced at $1600.00. The fawn was killed by a car and I brought it back to life. Serious inquiries only please"

So, the table has a real dead stuffed deer inside. Many would raise an eyebrow to that, but the seller has posted their argument why it's beautiful, and not creepy:

If you can't look at it because it's so beautiful, yet not moving around, think if it as a stuffed animal and keep the negative comments to yourself. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all."

The seller reminds Central New Yorkers to love the wildlife around us:

It is not cheap to have a small, life-size animal, mounted by any taxidermist, and I used one of the best taxidermist here in NY, and around our country"

If you're interested, the posting is on Facebook for $650.

Take a look at these photos:

Mike Nicolosi via Facebook Marketplace
Mike Nicolosi via Facebook Marketplace
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There Is A Hot Market For Taxidermy Furniture

According to 417 Home, Taxidermy is trendy, and not just popular with hunters. It’s being incorporated more into mainstream designs, lake homes, large estates or man caves.

The trend is to go big or go home. “We have sold a huge Texas longhorn, rhinoceros, cow skulls, whale bones—all of these things are made out of resin,” Taylor says. “It is interesting because, if you use it in moderation, then they have a sense of importance.”"

Most people hang taxidermy in a grand entrance, or over a fireplace in a family room or living room setting. Would you make it into furniture for your home?

 

Would you like to turn your “Spring Cleaning” into Cash?

Reserve your spot now at the World’s Largest Yard Sale on June 12th from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have stuff to sell … or want to get rid of things around the house…maybe you’re a crafter or own a home-based or small retail business and you’d like to make some extra money. The World’s Largest Yard Sale is the place to do it.

When you do a Yard Sale at home, you hope people will stop. But with thousands of dollars in advertising behind our Yard Sale, we can guarantee you shoppers! Come setup shop and sell whatever you have *: Household items, toys, games, furniture, clothes, jewelry, crafts, antiques or collectibles. Sell as much as you want because you get to keep all the money you make!

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Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY

Onondaga County currently owns the ShoppingTown Mall located in Dewitt New York near the Syracuse area. As of today, the mall is abandoned. The future of the building will go to someone who has the best vision for it. Onondaga County has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for ShoppingTown Mall. The property will be resold to the buyer with the best plan for revitalizing the vacant property.
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."
According to CNY Central, proposals are due by 4PM on April 27th. You can find them online here. Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.

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Konrad Mozdzen used the pandemic as a time to conduct an experiment. He tried 69 different restaurant's Fish Fry and determined his favorites. Can you match the photos to his list?