Three exciting new collaborations for October 2018

Boroughs of the Dead has teamed up with the Merchant’s House Museum, the Green-Wood Historic Fund, and the Brooklyn Historic Society for some exciting Halloween tours and events! On October 10th, we team up with the Merchant’s House Museum to present a special edition of our signature Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village tour. This two-hour literary and historical walking […]

Green-Wood Cemetery: Murder & Mayhem, Scandal & Spiritualism

See the hidden gems and strange secrets of New York’s foremost Victorian cemetery. With a focus on the scandalous and lesser-known inhabitants of Green-Wood, on this tour you’ll see the final resting places of femmes fatales, revolutionaries, spiritualists, gangsters, artists and murderers.

Titanic Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery

There are several Titanic-related grave sites at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. (There are lots at Woodlawn, too.) One of the saddest is the grave of little Douglas Spedden, best known as the little boy in this photo: When Douglas saw the icebergs after boarding a lifeboat, he reportedly exclaimed “Oh, look at the beautiful North Pole […]

Green-Wood Cemetery Tour on April 7th!

Cool! The South Slope News just called my Green-Wood tour “brilliant!” Truthfully, 50% of this brilliance comes from the fact that the $20 fee includes a burger and beer from the Sea Witch Tavern! There is a tour-only option available for those who don’t wish the burger and beer, at $10. I’ll be leading a […]

The Tragic Romance of Charlotte Canda

The story of Charlotte Canda isn’t technically a ghost story, but it’s an eerie tale of love and death in Victorian New York, which makes it the perfect thing for the upcoming weeks — for those who like their Valentine’s Day with a Gothic twist, that is. Charlotte Canda was a Victorian-era debutante who lived […]