According to specialized spooky-tour company Ghosts of New York, the spirits found in these East Village watering holes aren't only of the alcoholic kind. On this two-hour tippling tour, you can raise a glass at the Thirsty Scholar to Peter Stuyvesant, said to haunt the nearby St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, situated on his former estate. Harry Houdini was among the many historical habitués of McSorley's Old Ale House, one of the city's oldest pubs. A pair of his handcuffs still dangles next to the bar—is the great escape artist also nearby? Meet at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Second Ave at 10th St (ghostsofny.com). Subway: L to First Ave.
Halloween Haunting: Phantom Pub Crawl of the East Village Starring Harry Houdini