About the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins take center stage on the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, which its tour company, Boroughs of the Dead, describes an "all killer, no filler" walking tour. Led by Andrea Janes, an expert on New York City's haunted locations, the two-hour spookfest includes painstakingly researched ghost stories set in the beautiful NYC neighborhoods of the East Village and Greenwich Village.
Janes developed the tour after leading neighborhood ghost tours in New York City for more than two years; her experience means she can touch on all of the best spots for supernatural stories. The route has been carefully researched and hand-picked by Janes to bring tour-goers the scariest, strangest, and most consistently verified ghost stories in New York City.
A writer and tour guide who lives in Brooklyn, Janes has always had an interest in urban history and terrifying tales, which led her to a make a career of conducting walking tours of haunted New York City locations. It was while researching for her novel, Boroughs of the Dead: New York City Ghost Stories, that she was inspired to start her tour company. And even though the book was a work of fiction, the research involved in writing it afforded Janes a wealth of knowledge about ghostly, gory stories set across the backdrop of historical New York City, information that she wanted to share with the world. The result is a tour company that offers among the most unusual and memorable in the city, especially if your tastes run toward the macabre.
The name of James' company comes from a nickname for the borough of Queens, which was so named the "Borough of the Dead" for its preponderance of cemeteries. With the city's hidden history of scandals, spooky stories, dark secrets and full range of the morbid and mortifying, it's a fitting moniker for her Brooklyn tours, too.
Unless there's a hurricane, blizzard, life-threatening lightning, or other seriously inclement weather, the tour runs rain or shine (bring a poncho).
Did you know?
The former Brittany Hotel is now an NYU dorm on 10th Street, where people claim to feel like someone is watching them (and mysterious music, lights and footsteps have been reported).
Anyone who believes ghosts are more than just the stuff of children's overactive imaginations will appreciate the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, which takes the supernatural seriously.
Good for kids?
Boroughs of the Dead considers the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour to be PG-13 as it covers many topics that are potentially inappropriate for children (murder, mayhem, ladies of the night).
In front of the St. Mark's Church in the Bowery Location Information:
131 E 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
Nearest Subway to Tour Starting Point:
L to 3rd Ave.; 4, 6 to Astor Pl.; N, R to 8th St.-NYU
Nearest Subway to Tour Ending Point:
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.; N, R to 8th St.-NYU; 1, 2 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.