New York has existed as a major metropolis for nearly 400 years. Millions of souls have lived and died here, buildings have been built and rebuilt–neighborhoods have changed. But when we walk around today, we see only the living; all 8.5 million of them. We are mostly unaware of the history of the streets we walk on and the buildings we reside in, dine in and visit. Get the inside scoop on the haunted history of the West Village from a long time resident and fan of the macabre.
Who will enjoy this event?: Adults and children ages 12 and up with an interest in history. The tour will be leisurely but requires walking at least 2 miles.
This tour was designed by Kira McCarthy.
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Washington Square Park under the arch.
Founder, Local Expeditions
Nancy Blaine has been a resident of New York City since 1983. In that time she has lived in Harlem, The East Village, the West Village, Soho and Park Slope. In that time she has worked in mid-town, Union Square, Madison Square Park, and near the Empire State Building. She is a daily bicycle commuter who has seen almost all of the sights that Manhattan and Brooklyn have to offer. In her long term career in higher ed publishing she has acquired texts in various disciplines including, History, Criminal Justice, English, Anthropology and Engineering. This has made her a life-long learner and traveler which, in turn, provided the true inspiration for Local Expeditions. Nancy has also been lucky enough to have a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1995. Ask her about custom hiking and boat tours.