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Boroughs Of The Dead: Macabre New York City History Tours

New York City, NY, USA
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About Boroughs Of The Dead: Macabre New York City History Tours
Boroughs of the Dead is a New York City walking tour company with a macabre bent. Our walks are based on the city’s ghastly histories and ghostly legends, which are surprisingly abundant in a metropolis often considered too busy, too modern, for ghosts. But look around, and listen. They’re still here.
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Kirsty wrote a review Nov 2020
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Amazing group of people providing virtual tours through the last few weeks of this pandemic, that I've been able to enjoy from England. Have booked on all I could and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Susan B wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions
Due to covid, these ladies are doing virtual tours and rocking it! Just did their Halloween eve Magic and Mystery in Haunted Harlem and Washington Heights. They are so lovely, fun, professional with a flair, knowledgeable, vivacious and awesome! Highly highly recommend them. Cannot wait to be with them live when they can go back out on the streets. In the meantime, you won't be disappointed on their virtual tours from the comfort of your couch!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Donata F wrote a review Oct 2020
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I have been taking all the ghost tours virtually on zoom since Covid. They are all wonderful, same interesting information and knowledgeable tour guides.....and all free! Kudos to you all for providing a great escape from the current madness. Always nice to leave a tip though, if you can. Do yourself a favor, and give them a try, and when sanity has been restored, I sincerely look forward and hope they continue their walking tours in person. I have also been to those and I find it all fascinating. The tour guides are entertaining and very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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DMEvans1993 wrote a review Oct 2020
Thurman, Ohio42 contributions10 helpful votes
During the Covid pandemic, I've been able to do one thing I probably couldn't have done this year, attend multiple tours that the Boroughs of the Dead have offered. I've attended five so far and plan to do more. They have been wonderful and free (with tips if you are able to). I lived in NYC only briefly many years ago and I would have loved to have know some of this history then. I worked in Harlem so I was very excited to see the Harlem history one with an emphasis on magicians (which was very well researched) . Poe in Greenwich was a blast, Central Park made me wish I had had a better appreciation of it when I lived there and what I knew about Flushing could have danced on the head of pin until this week. The guides have been knowledgeable, personable and just plain fun, all of them. I can't wait to attend as many of this virtual zoom tours as I can. It's given me many new avenues of research to pursue. And once it's safe to do so, I would love to return to the city and do a few of these as they were intended: as walking tours.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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reginal_losangeles wrote a review Jun 2020
Los Angeles, California21 contributions45 helpful votes
During the COVID-19 crisis, Boroughs of the Dead is generously offering virtual tours on Zoom. I have attended 3 of their tours and highly recommend them. The "Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village" tour was my favorite because two tour guides teamed up and each brought their own personality to the tour. Their enthusiasm leaped through the Zoom conference and really gave life and emotion to the tour. To me, "The Magic and Mysticism of Central Park" and "The Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour" were both fun and informative, but I felt there was less of a personal touch and emotion than the Poe tour. Maybe the material was a bit too dense for me that day. Nevertheless, these tours are highly recommended. I believe I was in the minority of not feeling high emotion, because I read many, many other attendees' praise in the Zoom chat box at the conclusion of the tours. (Maybe I've been on too many Zooms and had a little fatigue.) All the tour guides are extremely well-prepared and happy to interact with guests. It's clear they love giving tours. I sincerely hope to attend an in-person tour the next time I'm in New York City. I'm really glad I found Boroughs of the Dead on Eventbrite. Thank you to Boroughs for providing these virtual tours when we're all stuck in the house. If these topics sound like your bag, don't miss out!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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