New York Ghosts: Mark Twain

Today marks the 181st birthday of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Twain lived in various locales throughout New York City for much of his adult life, from the West Village to Wave Hill in the Bronx. He often claimed his favorite residence was 14 West 10th...

Ghosts We’ve Known Storytelling Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to tell the scariest ghost story? Then prove it at Catland Books on Sunday, October 16th! In conjunction with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Boroughs of the Dead presents Ghosts We’ve Known, a LIVE ghost storytelling...

Ghost Tours in Brooklyn and Queens for Summer 2016

This summer, Boroughs of the Dead brings back our signature dark walking tours to Brooklyn and Queens with “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria” and “Haunted Brooklyn Heights.” Join us in Queens for tales of tragic Hollywood film stars,...

Ghosts of the Titanic

 On April 12, 1912 the Royal Mail Ship Titanic made her ill-fated maiden voyage across the Atlantic, destined for New York. New York City never saw Titanic, but the city still harbors a fair share of its memories – and of its ghosts. Inspired by the uncanny and...

The Most Romantic Ghosts in New York City

When you think about it, most ghost stories also have elements of romance in them, don’t they? Common ghost origin-stories tend to run one of three ways — a murder or misdeed has been committed, an unjust, sudden or premature death occurred, or the old...

Take a Ghost Tour this Valentine’s Day

Nothing goes better together than love and death. (Except maybe love and White Castle.) And what could be more romantic than a stroll on a winter’s eve, just you and your loved one and a small group of twenty or so other people, as you listen to bone-chilling...
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