Marriage, Medicine, and Mysticism for May!

This May brings three exciting specialty tours to Boroughs of the Dead, from a gorgeous stroll through the natural beauty of Central Park just in time for Mother’s Day, to a wedding anniversary edition of our celebrated Edgar Allan Poe tour, and an all-new historical walking tour through New York’s medical past.

Q&A with Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

Sometimes at Boroughs of the Dead, we happen upon fellow New Yorkers whose interests are so in-tune with our own, we just have to get to know them. Will Ellis, founder of the blog Abandoned NYC and author of the book by the same name, was one such as these. We chatted recently about all things abandoned, forgotten, and eldritch in the city of New York.

Lucky Star: Violet Jessop

When speaking about Titanic, phrases like “unlucky,” “ill-fated,” and even “star-crossed” get bandied around a lot. Yet for all the bad luck surrounding the boat, there were a great number of people who exhibited extraordinarily good fortune and were able to survive the sinking or even stay off the ship entirely due to one twist of fate or another. But what about the woman who survived not one but two seafaring disasters?