Haunted Brittany Hotel

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Haunted New York

New York in autumn feels both festive and unsettled: Something about the changing weather makes us curious about the cycle of life and death. It’s the perfect time to reflect upon all the feet that have walked these streets before us, and all the eyes that have watched the city evolve. Some of these eyes seem to be watching us still. You can scarcely walk a block in Manhattan without encountering a haunted landmark.

Haunted Washington Square Park

Let's start with one of the city's most popular spots. From beatniks to folk singers, from hippies ... read more »

Haunted Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Maybe you’d like to get away from the spookiness and say a little prayer for the dead. If you ... read more »

Mark Twain's Haunted New York Home

If you think all of this ghost business is a load of bunk, head over to the former residence of ... read more »

Haunted Manhattan Bistro

With all this walking around the park, you're probably getting hungry. Head to Soho's Manhattan ... read more »

Haunted One if by Land, Two if by Sea

If you’re in the mood for fancier cuisine, stop by the Village’s romantic eatery One if by Land, Two if by Sea ... read more »

Haunted Brittany Hotel

Due to the fact that the center of New York University’s campus is Washington Square Park, it should come as no surprise that the school is also plagued by ghosts in its dorm rooms—karma for buying up the Brittany Hotel, perhaps? Built in 1929, the hotel has been home to journalist Walter Winchell and actor Al Pacino. It even hosted a speakeasy in its penthouse.

Decades later, it seems the parties aren't over, as dorm residents have reported mysterious music and footsteps, and the feeling of being watched. The ghosts of the old hotel apparently don't seem to mind whether others know they're present, either. A former resident of the hall reports that he and his fiancé were both prevented from having a good night's sleep due to a "presence" in the room (scroll down to about the middle of the page to access the Brittany story). It wasn't long before this nervous couple moved out.

Haunted Algonquin Hotel

With that in mind, you’ve probably opted not to stay over in the NYU dorms. Perhaps ... read more »

Haunted Chelsea Hotel

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Gallus Mag's Ghost at the Haunted Bridge Café

If all this talk of death makes you long for a stiff drink or a cup of coffee to clear your spooked ... read more »

Haunted Morris-Jumel Mansion

Maybe imagining Lady Gallus has left you less than thrilled about drinking cappuccino and munching ... read more »

Amityville Horror House

Right about now, you may feel an urgent need to leave Manhattan, and why shouldn't you? For a ... read more »

Haunted Churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel

Now you're properly terrified. This tour has opened your eyes to the actuality of haunted churches, ... read more »

Haunted Palace Theater

To lighten the mood, let's go see a show at the Palace Theatre ... read more »

Haunted Dakota Apartment Building

By now you’re a thick-skinned ghost-chaser, right? After the show’s over, head to the ... read more »

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