Scary stories in New York City are not limited to historically aggressive acts and outlandish rental rates. It appears that its nickname as "the city that never sleeps" also happens to apply to NYC's departed. New York-based ghosts can be found everywhere, from the tops of the city's most beautiful high-rise apartment buildings all the way to the depths of the soil that makes up its graveyards - or in some cases, its parks.
Considering the city's size, age, and extremely dense population, it should come as no surprise that New York City is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. Steeped in a complex history and urban legends and accompanied by streets lined with some of the finest architecture in the US, haunted New York attractions include spooky mansions, fancy bistros, hotels, taverns, parks, and even museums. Collected here are just some of the creepiest legends and ghost stories that New York City has to offer.