Spooks, Scandals, and Scoundrels of Greenwich Village for Hallowe'en!

We'll be ending the 2012 season with this ever-popular tour!

Join us on this light-hearted tour that highlights stories of Village hauntings and scandals involving prominent New Yorkers over the past two centuries. Find out about the surprising ghosts that haunt Greenwich Village, plus dastardly acts associated with the jaunty Jimmy Walker, libidinous Stanford White, and infamous Aaron Burr. And what supernaturally-inclined tour could fail to include a nod to the macabre Edgar Allan Poe?

Where to meet: Meet at the southeast corner of Washington Square West (Macdougal Street) and Washington Square North (Waverly Place), just intside of Washington Square Park by the chess tables. Take the R to "8 Street" or A,C,E, B, D, F to "West 4 Street".

When to meet: 3:45 for a 4pm start. I will be holding a sign that reads, "Spooks, Scandals, and Scoundrels"

Fee: $15 cash, exact change appreciated!

The tour will be approximately 2/2.5 hours long. While Friendly Native tours walk rain or shine 99.9% of the time, on rare occasions they will be postponed in cases of what can be deemed dangerous weather, and an email sent out to that effect to all who have registered for the event.   Check the weather reports on the day of the tour; if there is a chance of rain, please bring your own umbrella.

The nearest restrooms to this location are the restaurants on 8th Street, like Au Bon Pain and Chipotle; and the Starbuck's near the corner of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue. Please be sure to "take care of things" before the start of the tour!

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  • Daniel H.

    I had a wonderful time on this tour. Linda was a great tour guide and told humorous annecdotes.

    October 31, 2012

  • Linda

    Really great group for the last tour of the regular season! Great as always to see Mary, Daniel, Carlotta, Donna, Judd, Tricia, Kay, and to meet Steven, Tom, Lynn, Charles, Hugh, Margaret, Taisha, and Jim for the first time.

    October 28, 2012

  • Hugh

    We were introduced to some seemingly unassuming places with historic meaning and character that commands a contemplative pause. It was if those well known occupants of the past whose dwellings we visited suddenly were more than just persons of historical texts or black and white photos, they were real and their lives gauged notches in history. It forces one to realize that we are all part of a historical continuum where objects and places are infused with meaning if we desire it.

    October 28, 2012

  • Mary B.

    Great walk this afternoon/evening. Linda is a terrific guide - lots of solid information and stories. She's enthusiastic but not annoying. Learned so much!

    October 27, 2012

  • Donna T.

    Great, as usual with Linda's walks full of surprises, riviting and informative..

    October 27, 2012

  • Susan M.

    Can't wait!! I'll be there with bells on!

    October 26, 2012

  • Mary B.

    I'll be there! Looking forward to it!

    October 26, 2012

  • Donna T.

    I am so lookjng forward to this walk. Hope you are doing well, Linda. can't wait...

    October 22, 2012

  • Sharon

    Looking forward to a spooky-good time!

    October 16, 2012

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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