Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria

Unsettling tales of this neighborhood’s grim and ghostly past Astoria is a pleasant, bustling, vibrant neighborhood — but it also has a dark and lurid history with its fair share of ghosts. Its shadowy past is a whirlpool of sunken ships, secret cemeteries and tombstones, grisly murders, sinister legends, and deadly waters. Discover these unsettling […]

Haunted Brooklyn Heights

Where genteel brownstones belie subterranean horrors Take a stroll among the graceful homes of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods… but don’t let their sedate charms fool you. Nestled within these dwellings are a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and gruesome tales. Brooklyn Heights hides surprising secrets: Revolutionary-era bones are buried in gardens; concealed tunnels are […]

West Village Ghosts: Weird Tales From Out of the Past

These labyrinthine streets weave a ghostly spell 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 cobblestone lanes that […]

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 […]

Ghostly Women of Greenwich Village

Haunting histories of the neighborhood’s most iconic female ghosts Meet the ghostly women of Greenwich Village on this 90-minute walking tour that explores the haunting histories of the neighborhood’s most iconic female ghosts. Why are women at the heart of so many ghost stories? The “woman in white” is a staple of ghost lore, but […]

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.