H.P. Lovecraft’s New York City Walks

1920’s horror writer H. P. Lovecraft did not much relish his two years living in New York City (and that is putting it very mildly). He considered himself forever a New Englander and spent his long months of exile pining for his home in Providence, RI. But if there is one way that Lovecraft did resemble a typical New Yorker, it was that he was a walker.

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Lovecraft in Brooklyn

Boroughs of the Dead is excited to announce a brand new tour in partnership with writer, tour guide, and H.P. Lovecraft aficionado Jane Rose. “Lovecraft in Brooklyn” follows the trajectory of the writer’s time living in Flatbush and Brooklyn Heights in the 1920s – a brief, difficult, but ultimately artistically significant period in the author’s life.

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Q&A with Titanic Tour Guide Dave Gardner

This year we’re excited to present a brand new tour, Titanic Graves of Woodlawn Cemetery, led by Titanic tour guide Dave Gardner. We sat down for a Q&A with Dave to get inside the head of this city’s foremost expert on the Ship of Dreams.

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Ghosts of the Titanic

Inspired by the uncanny and ghostly tales associated with the Ship of Dreams, “Ghosts of the Titanic” explores the more mysterious and inexplicable aspects of one of the eeriest maritime disasters in history.

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Hell Gate Bridge: A Great Survivor

The following is a guest post written by our tour guide Marie Carter. The Hell Gate Bridge is currently celebrating various anniversaries right now. It was completed on September 30, 1916. On March 9, 1917, the first Pennsylvania Railroad train—the Federal Express...

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Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Tour 2017

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, join us for our fourth annual Edgar Allan Poe In Greenwich Village tour, a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Poe lived and worked at the height of his fame.

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Frau Perchta, Terrifying Christmas Witch

Frau Perchta isn’t as well known as Krampus these days, which is a shame, because this Christmas-time goddess/witch/all-around-terrifying-gal deserves a lot more press. She’s a staple in the Alpine regions of southern Germany and Austria, but relatively under-the-radar in North America. So let’s get to know Frau Perchta a little better, shall we?

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Macabre Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The time is upon us for another Macabre Holiday Gift Guide! This year, we’ve decided to focus solely on books, in part because there were so many amazing ones this year, and in part because our Boroughs of the Dead guides have had quite a few publications among them in 2016. Also, who doesn’t love a book for the holidays?

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