NYC Cemetery Project

Periodically, we like to run profiles to showcase the hard work of New Yorkers who are dedicated to the history and archaeology of this city. Mary French runs the NYC Cemetery Project, an incredible blog that actually has real writing, and information, and images — not just clickbait “content.” In this world, it’s a rarity.

Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria

Boroughs of the Dead brings our signature dark walking tours to Queens with “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria.” This 2-hour stroll visits some lesser-known historical sites, including the glorious Victorian mansions of Old Astoria Village, and reveals unsettling tales of the neighborhood’s grim and ghostly past.

Macabre Holiday Gift List

In keeping with the spirit of the season, I’ve compiled a little wish list of all things ghastly and beautiful… just in case you’re wondering what to buy your strangest friends this holiday.

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

Lately I’ve been reading some great history books dealing with the dark and criminal side of the city’s past and true crime in New York City. One is an old classic, the other just came out last month. I thought I’d share these with you and at the same time let you know about a couple of cool mysterious events going on around town, from my Murder, Scandal and Vice tour to the stage show Murder For Two.

Upcoming tours for November

Boroughs of the Dead has an amazing crop of ghastly tours coming up this November, including a reprise of the Poe tour that was pretty much sold out for all of October, and a brand new tour, The Weird West Village, that features among other tales a nod to the sinister life and works of H.P. Lovecraft.