Haunted History

Haunted History: Ghosts on the Shore of the Ear Inn

Posted October 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

This is a city with millions of stories, many of which belong to ghosts. The Ear Inn implores you to tell these tales if you see any such apparitions. The historic establishment at 326 Spring Street finds its way into countless haunted New York City tours and books. Being that the Ear Inn is considered one of the […]

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Haunted History: There’s Just Something Strange About Clinton Street

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:19 am

2 signs? Man, everything about Clinton Street is curious. Haunted, even. Formerly known as Warren Street, Clinton Street was renamed in 1792 for George Clinton, a general in the Revolutionary War who was the first governor of New York State from 1777 to 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804. Clinton was also the Vice […]

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Exhuming the Ghosts Within the Ellis Island Hospital Compound [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm

For 60 years the Ellis Island Hospital complex sat abandoned. The facility, upon construction, was deemed the largest health initiative the United States had ever attempted. Open between 1902 and 1930, it was meant to keep contagious diseases (tuberculosis, cholera, trachoma, diphtheria et. al.) from entering America along with the tens of thousands who departed the […]

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Uncovering the Ruins of Lutèce, Kate Kearney’s and The Leopard on East 50th Street [PHOTOS]

Posted February 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

Herewith, a peek inside the decaying remains of 249-253 East 50th Street, photos you’ll only see on Bowery Boogie. Yeah, yeah – not Lower East Side, but check this out: Crossing Delancey. Great movie filmed on the Lower East Side. A classic, actually, and in it Izzy mentions that there is a restaurant where she […]

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Haunted History: Another Account of the Spirits of 139 Ludlow St, Future Ludlow House

Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

Turns out we aren’t the only ones who experienced the haunting of 139-141 Ludlow Street, the former Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home. After exposing the possible supernatural presence at the future Soho House, a bunch of readers wrote in to share similar testimony about the morgue spirits here. Here’s another account: I have had a […]

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Haunted History: The Spirits of Amato Opera House on the Bowery

Posted October 30, 2013 at 11:18 am

Folks! ’tis the season!! For hauntings, but for me they happen all year ’round. Last one for awhile unless you let us know you want more!!! A funny thing happened on my way to the forum…or IN the forum of the Amato Opera House. Over the summer, I spent a day documenting the interior demolition […]

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Haunted History: The Morgue Spirits of 139-141 Ludlow Street

Posted October 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The buzz on this place becoming the new Soho House (aka Ludlow House) is seriously overshadowing its creepy history, a topic we’ve previously visited in depth. Recall that this ornate building at 139-141 Ludlow Street once served as the HQ for Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home (and later, Kleen Stik). We were granted exclusive access to the basement […]

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Haunted History: Spirits of the Tenement Museum

Posted October 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

Haunted history is one of the most intriguing topics I’ve come across. In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, the tradition is to “dress up” or masquerade. Though, in actuality, we are really expected to disguise ourselves, not just wear skimpy costumes. This disguise is meant as protection from the spirits and devils that can only […]

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