Gay Street Ghosts - HauntedHouses.com
226 Fifth Avenue, which is one of the oldest streets in New York City.
The House, #12, is located just around the corner from busy 6th Avenue, in the New York artist's quarters in Greenwich Village, and has existed since the time of the Revolutionary War. This elegant townhouse was originally next to a morgue.
It is a 4 story, elegant townhouse which was built in an artistic style, popular around the 1800s. This townhouse has a complete puppet theater in the basement, because it once belonged to a famous puppeteer, Frank Paris. Lots of Paris's art work favorites still can be found inside the building.
The second story was turned into a duplex apartment for Paris and an assistant. In 1924, a new section was added which covered an existing garden in the back of the house.
Mary Ellen Strunsky, then Paris, Mayor Jimmy Walker (during the Prohibition era, as a residence for a lady friend).
Felt/heard/seen by the owners & friends & guests.
Three Hans Holzer investigations have been conducted.
Mary Ellen Strunsky, Frank Paris, Jimmy Walker, other owners, friends & guests, Holzer, and mediums (Ethel Meyers, Betty Ritter and Shaun Robbins.)
Yes. Apartment residents have sensed a shadowy presence moving up and down the stairways.
Two detailed apparitions have been spotted as well.