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 find yourself at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located on Mott Street just a few blocks east of Washington Square, you may not realize that you’re praying above yet another mausoleum. Who haunts Old St. Patrick’s? None other than the ghost of runaway slave and hairdresser, Pierre Toussaint.
There is also the long-deceased bishop who just can’t turn away from his old parish. Legend has it that Bishop Dubois, buried at the entranceway of Old St. Patrick’s, is seen with regularity. View images of this architecturally stunning building and find mass schedules on the parish’s Web site, but don’t expect much about its poltergeists. You may glean some insight into the ghosts of Old St. Patrick’s from this tour taken by the Bowery Boys. Or visit a virtual tour of the New York macabre through NYC24.org: Its “A Walk On The Dark Side” lists Old St. Patrick’s as its first stop.
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 »