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The Spectral Scholar’s Seat at the Old New York University

When I attended New York University as a graduate student in history in the early 1970s, I heard a rumor about a ghost, a scholarly ghost no less, at the main library of New York University.  The library stuck as a kind of afterthought in the basement of what is now the main undergraduate building…

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Last Home in NYC

Edgar Allan Poe’s last home in New York was at 17 West 10th Street. In May 1848, at the house, Dr. Shew allowed the poet to live in one of his rooms and to court his widowed sister, Mrs. Marie Louise Shew.  She had nursed Poe’s dying wife in the Bronx until she had died…

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