Haunted Churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel

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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 ... read more »

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

Things could be worse: You could be staying at the Chelsea Hotel ... read more »

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, hotels, restaurants and houses. You need to seek sanctuary someplace and you figure, how many churches could possibly be haunted on one small island? Head over to St. Paul's Chapel.

George Frederick Cooke, a prolific British actor who died of alcoholism in 1812, was buried on the chapel grounds. Not so strange, perhaps, until you consider that he was buried without a head. Cooke donated his skull to science to pay medical bills (a somewhat self-defeating barter), though it supposedly made its way into a stage production of Hamlet. Cooke was laid to rest sans cranium and, according to legend, haunts the chapel and churchyard in search of his noggin.

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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