Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

In honor of Halloween, today I typed in "haunted + new york city" taking me to a bunch of scary urls, where I learned a lot about the following buildings and their respective ghosts:
Algonquin Hotel
59 W 44th St
Many guests at the Algonquin Hotel have claimed to spot members of The Round Table.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
Various sightings have been reported of suicide victims who jumped from the Empire State Building's observatory.

"The House of Death"
14 West 10th Street (near Fifth Avenue)
This classic brownstone was constructed in the 19th century and is believed to be haunted by the 22 people who have died in the house, as well as Mark Twain. Twain, who lived there from 1900-1901, is rumored to haunt the stairwell of the house.

Manhattan Bistro
129 Spring Street
This SoHo building is haunted by a young woman, Elma Sands, who was murdered in December 1799 and dropped in a well, which is now in the restaurant's basement.
Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th Street
Numerous accounts of haunting at one of New York City's oldest theaters including sightings of the building's builder and namesake, David Belasco, who lived in an apartment at the top of the theater before his death in 1931.

86 Bedford St
This West Village speakeasy claims to be visited by former barmistress and owner, Henrietta Chumley, who comes to drink a Manhattan.

The Dakota
Central Park West at 72nd St.
John Lennon, who was murdered outside the Dakota in 1980, is rumored to haunt the area around the undertakers gate.

Ear Inn
326 Spring St
Haunted by Mickey, who was killed when he was hit by a car in front of the Inn, a sailor who lived in the Ear Inn when it was a boarding house.