New York Ghosts: Mark Twain

Today marks the 181st birthday of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Twain lived in various locales throughout New York City for much of his adult life, from the West Village to Wave Hill in the Bronx. He often claimed his favorite residence was 14 West 10th Street, located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on one of the Village’s most picturesque blocks. It is known far and wide as a haunted house, and some even claim he haunts there now.

Ghosts We’ve Known Storytelling Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to tell the scariest ghost story? Then prove it at Catland Books on Sunday, October 16th! In conjunction with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Boroughs of the Dead presents Ghosts We’ve Known, a LIVE ghost storytelling contest — an the winner can snag two tickets to one of our signature walking tours, Haunted Brooklyn Heights!

The Most Romantic Ghosts in New York City

When you think about it, most ghost stories also have elements of romance in them, don’t they? Most ghost origin-stories run one of three ways — a murder or misdeed, an unjust, sudden or premature death, and the old standby: died of a broken heart. Since New York City abounds with ghost stories, it makes sense that we’d have a lot of love stories here, too. And so in the spirit of Saint Valentine, who was very romantically beaten with clubs and beheaded on February 14th, we present here a short list of some of the most romantic ghosts in New York City.

Take a Ghost Tour this Valentine’s Day

What could be more romantic than a stroll on a winter’s eve, just you and your loved one and a small group of twenty or so other people, as you listen to bone-chilling ghost stories and enthralling true tales of NYC’s dark and gory past? This Saturday, February 13th, join us for a special Valentine’s Day edition of The Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, led by Boroughs of the Dead founder Andrea Janes.

Bleak December Sale! Weird Tales of the West Village

This Friday, December 11th, join us in the labyrinthine streets of the West Village with a Poe-inspired walking tour! And, in honor of Poe’s perennial penury, we’re offering $5 off each ticket with the discount code POE15.

Ghosts, Christmas and New York City

This is the first in a series of holiday themed posts celebrating our annual Christmas tours. We’ll be presenting three holiday themed ghost tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past, this December. To buy tickets to these events, click here! We in New York City are lucky enough to have had some jolly old Dutch forefathers, who […]