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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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
We are looking for your best original short horror and ghost stories set in and around New York City for Boroughs of the Dead: Volume Two! This anthology of urban horror will focus on telling tales of terror from the five boroughs. Any style of horror is welcome, from the weird tale to supernatural stories, and nothing is off limits.
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 […]
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.
When you take a historical or ghostly walking tour, do you want your tour guide to be in costume? Would you be disappointed with a guide who wasn’t in costume? Or would you be embarrassed to be seen with one who was?
Two Staten Island residents, Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge, have woven the strange history of the island into their fiction, a marvelous Lovecraftian collection of short stories called The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales.
Celebrate the launch of Boroughs of the Dead: Macabre New York City Walking Tours at Brooklyn Winery with an evening of tales written and inspired by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
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A lot of virtual ink has been spilled about these famous haunted places in New York City. The only problem is, a lot of it is bunk. At best, these legends are harmless fun, a bit of local lore and color. At worst, these historical inaccuracies are misleading and false.