Washington Square Park
NYU Brown Building
Formerly home to the Triangle Waist Company, the top floors of this building caught fire on March 25, 1911, killing 146 female garment industry workers. (The women were locked in the building by supervisors.) People claim the building is haunted today, including by the ghosts of 50 people who jumped to their death.
The House of Death (14 W. 10th St.)
West 10th Street is rife with haunting legends. The inhabitants of this townhouse, for example, have been disturbed by denizens of the other side, including onetime resident Mark Twain. More than 20 people have died here, and rumor has it that their spirits have never left.
Emma Lazarus House (18 W. 10th St.)
This brownstone was where writer Emma Lazarus once lived with her family. Lazarus is best known for her sonnet “The New Colossus,” lines of which are featured on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. Both she and her father died in this home, and her funeral was held here. Her spirit is said to linger still.
Once a haunt of famous writers, this speakeasy was owned by Leland Chumley and passed on to his flapper wife, Henrietta, who also served as a bartender. After her death it was said that Henrietta could be found sitting by the fireplace where she used to drink, or throwing bottles off their shelves.
Cherry Lane Theatre
Literary Salon of Anne Charlotte Lynch (116 Waverly Pl.)
During the mid-1800s, poet Anne Charlotte Lynch hosted many literary types in her Village townhouse, including Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe. This is where Poe reputedly first read “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” (The current house, which dates to 1891, replaced Lynch’s.)
9 Haunted Places to Visit in Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is among the most haunted areas of New York City, with sites like the House of Death. (Scared yet? You should be!) If you’re fascinated by paranormal research, looking to encounter Greenwich Village’s spookiest spots or wondering where to meet Mark Twain, check out our gallery. Top Dog Tours visits all these places (and a few more) on its Ghosts of the Village tour.