West Village Ghosts: Weird Tales From Out of the Past

These labyrinthine streets weave a ghostly spell West Village Ghosts, this wonderfully weird walking tour, picks up where our Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost tour leaves off, wending further westward through the labyrinthine streets of the West Village. The West Village is a neighborhood that feels lost in time, a maze of secret courtyards and winding […]

East Village Ghosts

A haunting history of this legendary neighborhood, told through a ghostly lens The East Village is legendary in its own right, known for its unique cultural history spanning from the 17th century Dutch colony to the rich immigrant history of the 19th and early 20th centuries, up to its punk scenes of the 1970s and […]

Halloween Walking Tours 2018

Our full schedule of October tours is here! We’ve got mystics on the Lower East Side, magicians in NoHo, and mediums on our newly revamped Green-Wood Cemetery tour; we’ve got witches on Wall Street, “weird tales” in the West Village, madness and medicine on Roosevelt Island, and so much more! Read on for highlights, and visit our Calendar for an at-a-glance look at all our upcoming […]

Magicians and Spirits in NoHo and the Lower East Side

There’s magic in the air this fall! BotD is thrilled to announce the debut of two brand-new walking tours that will explore the secret histories of some of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. “Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo” and “Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side” will focus on the neighborhood’s mystically-minded inhabitants of the […]

Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side

Discover a whole new side of the Lower East Side on this mystical historical walking tour! Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side introduces you to the neighborhood’s mystically-minded inhabitants in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, the occultists and shop-front fortune tellers who lived and worked in the area’s townhouses and tenements. […]

Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo

Discover the secret history of NoHo on this spirited walking tour! Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo delves into the fascinating history of the Spiritualists and stage magicians living and working in NoHo in the 19th century. This two-hour walking tour will lead you into the realm of; • Self-styled mediums • Spirit photographers • Magicians […]