Hauntings of Roosevelt Island: The Renwick Smallpox Hospital

New York City, New York, USA

Roosevelt Island offers some of the most stunning views of New York City, but it also holds a dark secret from the past. Preserved on the island is what is left of the Renwick Smallpox Hospital. An imposing castle-like structure barely left standing. 1856 saw this now-abandoned hospital open its doors for the first time to patients. Roosevelt Island was selected as a strategic location for this particular hospital. Since it acted as a natural […]

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New York City’s Merchant’s House is Insanely Haunted

New York City, New York, USA

The Merchant’s House, erected in 1832, is New York City’s only surviving, fully intact 19th Century family home and one of its most haunted places. Built by Joseph Brewster in Manhattan’s Bowery, the home was soon sold to Seabury Tredwell, a rich merchant. The Tredwell’s were to live within the house for many years with Gertrude, Seabury’s youngest daughter, remaining within the home until her death in 1933. She was able to keep the home […]

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The Ten Most Haunted Places in New York City

New York City, New York, USA

It’s fitting that one of the biggest cities in the world also has some pretty big history. New York City is haunted by its past and contains some of the best ghost stories in the United States. Here, I have compiled the most haunted places in New York City. The White Horse Tavern is one of Manhattan’s most cozy pubs. It dates back to the 1880’s when it first opened as the Longshoremen’s Bar, but […]

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