Ghost Stories of Hell’s Kitchen: Tales of haunted houses, creepy courtyards and spirited taverns

PODCAST The Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen has a mysterious, troubling past. So what happens when you throw a few ghosts into the mix? Greg and Tom find out the hard way in this year’s ghost stories podcast, featuring tales of mystery and mayhem situated in the townhouses, courtyards and taverns of this trendy area of Midtown West.

This years Ghost Stories of Old New York show features:

— The troubling tale of a 1970s motion picture classic that may have left a sinister mark on West 54th Street

— The haunted home of a popular film and TV actress, possessed with a very hungry ghost

An enchanting courtyard layered with several horrifying ghost stories

— And the shenanigans at a 150 year old tavern where the beer and the spirits flow freely.

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The location of Madame Blavatsky’s home off Eighth Avenue.

The former site of the 596 Club, a notorious hangout for the Westies.

Some of the Exorcist‘s most frightening scenes were filmed in Hell’s Kitchen.

 

The former home of both film star June Havoc — and a restless spirit named Lucy.

The mysterious, tucked-away oasis known as Clinton Court.

Courtesy Ephemeral New York

The neighborhood institution known as the Landmark Tavern today, a tavern which has been in business since 1868.

The infamous bathtub. Does the ghost of a Confederate veteran still rub-a-dub in this tub?

Courtesy W42ST

The film star George Raft, a regular at the Landmark Tavern …. to this day.

 

From the film Intrigue, starring to George Raft and June Havoc.

 

FURTHER LISTENING:

For a ‘regular’ look at the history of Hell’s Kitchen, listen to this show:

Last year’s ghost story episode on Greenwich Village plays a small role in this year’s episode as well.