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Guest post from Leanna Renee Heiber: 14 West 10th Street

The following guest post comes courtesy of Leanna Renee Heiber, actress, playwright, and award-winning bestselling author of multiple Historical Fantasy series for adults and teens, including the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files saga from Tor/Forge. Most of her books are set in Victorian New York and all […]

Paranormal Investigation at the Merchant’s House Museum

On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, I attended my first ever paranormal investigation, at the Merchant’s House, an 1832 red-brick row house on East Fourth Street that was home to a prosperous merchant family for almost 100 years. It is one of the city’s most most fascinating historic houses, and is widely reputed to be haunted. […]

FREE Ghost Tour on March 13th!

As part of International Tourist Guide Day, I am offering a FREE ghost tour on March 13th at 7:30pm. You must RSVP to secure a slot on the tour; space is limited and it is first come first serve! Updates: due to unseasonably cold weather on the 13th, this tour has been rescheduled for March […]

Haunted and Murderous New York: References and Resources

Possibly the number one question I get on my tours is, “Where do you get all these stories from?” This question is tied for number one with “How did you get interested in all this dark stuff anyway?” You can find the answer to that one here. As for where I get my stories from, […]

Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour Featured in the New York Times!

This weekend’s Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour is featured in the New York Times Spare Times column! Starting tonight, November 29th, at 7:30pm, the tour focuses on the old British tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas in the vein of Charles Dickens, but with a decidedly New York City twist! From the old […]

Olive Thomas, Broadway’s Flapper Ghost

October 20th marks the birthday of Olive Thomas, a beautiful Zigfield girl, flapper, and silent film actress who was married to Jack Pickford, Mary’s wild little brother. Olive has another special distinction, though: she is sometimes better known as the Ghost of the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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