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The Haunted Ten Broeck Mansion

  Among the many handsome old houses on Arbor Hill’s Ten Broeck Avenue is one tall brownstone that is the site of a very unusual haunting, the Ten Broeck Mansion.. The ghost that walks its uppermost floors seems to have no connection to the building itself. A gentleman named George Dawson built the house, with…

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The Lincoln Funeral Train

Abraham Lincoln’s death train has been reported inside New York City’s limits, even inside Grand Central Station, though it did not exist at the time. Before there was a Grand Central, there were rail tracks on Fourth or Park Avenue. In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s body began a funeral journey from Washington, D.C., via New…

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Samuel Abbott Still Keeps Watch Over the Capitol

  In March 29, 1911, in the early morning hours, while the New York State Capitol building was empty, a great fire occurred. At this time the New York State library was housed in the building on the 4th and 5th floors where the fire occurred along with the assembly and it was decimated in…

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Welcome to the Apparitions of Albany

  When one thinks of Albany, one hardly thinks of whimsy. The seat of state government is not particularly synonymous with the imaginative and the fantastic. Yet if one peels back the layers of civic grime, one can find all sorts of bizarre arcana, macabre tales, and enough ghosts to make anyone walking around downtown’s…

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