Haunted New York
Let's start with one of the city's most popular spots. From beatniks to folk singers, from hippies ... read more »
Maybe you’d like to get away from the spookiness and say a little prayer for the dead. If you ... read more »
If you think all of this ghost business is a load of bunk, head over to the former residence of ... read more »
With all this walking around the park, you're probably getting hungry. Head to Soho's Manhattan ... read more »
Due to the fact that the center of New York University’s campus is Washington Square Park, it ... read more »
With that in mind, you’ve probably opted not to stay over in the NYU dorms. Perhaps ... read more »
If all this talk of death makes you long for a stiff drink or a cup of coffee to clear your spooked ... read more »
Maybe imagining Lady Gallus has left you less than thrilled about drinking cappuccino and munching ... read more »
Right about now, you may feel an urgent need to leave Manhattan, and why shouldn't you? For a ... read more »
Now you're properly terrified. This tour has opened your eyes to the actuality of haunted churches, ... read more »
Haven't had enough church? Visit St. Mark's Cathedral, another Episcopal Church with some supernatural tendencies. Take a tour of the East Village landmark where many a body is buried, including the likes of Daniel Tompkins and Alexander Stewart. Peter Stuyvesant, who owned a farm that took up most of the East Village, is said to haunt the area, along with his friends Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving and Harry Houdini. Spend enough time around St. Mark's Cathedral and you're likely to have some pretty unusual celebrity sightings.
Not all residents of the cemetery at St. Mark's have stayed beneath the ground, however. Wealthy department-store owner A.T. Stewart was buried there in 1876 but two years later, as the New York Times reported at the time, thieves snatched his corpse and held it for ransom. His body (at least what is believed to be his body) was eventually recovered and buried elsewhere.