We've got a strange feeling these walking tours and eerie spots will give you the willies.
Tue Jun 14 2011
This art house curates exhibitions displaying a "pop aesthetic with a grotesque twist," according to co-owner Martina Secondo Russo. Its current show, "B-Horror," is an ode to low-budget slasher films, featuring mixed-media works and paintings that are at once exuberant and nightmarish. Among the eerie pieces you'll peep are a sinister felt sculpture by Nathaniel Groppe and haunting pen-and-ink drawings by Dan Scheckler. To kick off a new exhibit in July, the gallery is planning one of its signature outlandish parties; past openings have featured a zombie-makeup artist and free drinks for costumed tipplers. 213 Bond St between Baltic and Butler Sts, Gowanus, Brooklyn (917-446-8681). Times vary, call for appointment.
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Wandering around these burial grounds' hilly paths, you can discover the final resting place of such famous New Yorkers as corrupt politician Boss Tweed, along with almost 600,000 other six-foot-deep residents. For an introduction to some of the most disturbing denizens, we recommend the two-hour guided Scandals, Scalawags and Murder Most Foul walking tour, during which crime buffs can get tingly exploring the underbelly of 19th- and early-20th-century NYC. 500 25th St at Fifth Ave, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (718-768-7300, green-wood.com). Tour: July 16 at 1pm; $15. Meet at the cemetery's Gothic Arch; reservations recommended.
Manhattan Murder and Mystery tour
Former police detective Ike Ilkiw takes wanna-be sleuths to 25 places that he calls New York's "most notorious crime scenes." Cruise by what used to be central booking, where NYPD officers jailed the Son of Sam, and get the inside scoop on investigations and historic moments, including details about how officers responded to John Lennon's murder. Meet at the intersection of Cleveland Pl and Kenmare and Lafayette Sts (718-847-7121, nycadventuretours.com). Sun 10am; $35. Reservations required.
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