Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Complete Guide To New York City Horror Movies!

Looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween? Why not pick a horror movie set in New York! Longtime Scouting NY readers know I’ve been writing and revising this list for the past five years. While some of these might skirt the boundaries of the horror genre, my main requirement was simply that they’d feel appropriate playing on Halloween. As ... Read More »

The Best Horror Fiction Set In New York City

With Halloween just around the corner, I figured it’s the perfect time to put together a list of the best horror fiction set in New York City. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some obvious ones – just remind me in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. Only the good stuff though! In no particular order… Title: Rosemary’s Baby ... Read More »

Searching For The Remains of Manhattan’s Bloomingdale Insane Asylum

I was up scouting the Columbia University campus last week… …and in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to swing by the building nestled just beside Low Library. If you take a moment to stare at it, you’ll realize this little brick building doesn’t really match the surrounding Beaux Arts architecture. In fact, the longer you look at it, the ... Read More »

Spiders on Sutton Square

I’m always on the lookout for creative Halloween decorations every year, and I thought this was neat… Spiders have taken over the entrance to this building on Sutton Square! Read More »

The Secret Courtyard On Perry Street

I was scouting in the West Village last week… …when I happened to notice a cute stuccoed building on Perry Street, with an unusual second-story apartment entrance just above the arched entrance. As I was checking out the building, I happened to look through the gate… …and noticed something interesting: was that a second building just inside? Read More »

The 10 Most Dangerous Places In New York City

Though I always try to keep Scouting NY as positive as possible, I have to make an exception with this post. Yes, New York is safer than ever, but there are still a few dark byways and shady buildings that can get you into trouble – hell, these are the places I refuse to go. You can’t say you weren’t ... Read More »